One Smile More.... by ©Janis Zroback

“Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapoury air,

Ere, o’er the frozen earth, the loud winds run,
Or snows are sifted o’er the meadows bare.

One smile on the brown hills and naked trees,
And the dark rocks whose summer wreaths are cast,
And the blue gentian-flower, that, in the breeze,
Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.
Yet a few sunny days, in which the bee
Shall murmur by the hedge that skirts the way,
The cricket chirp upon the russet lea,
And man delight to linger in thy ray.
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air
."William Cullen Bryant.

Autumn sunsets are superb…it’s sometimes challenging to portray how glorious they are, but I can’t resist painting them over and over again..Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

  • More Trees can be viewed HERE
  • More Sunsets can be viewed HERE

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Stunning, exquisite watercolor!

  • One of my four o’ clock reboots….thanks so much Leslie….lovely of you…..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting Janis !!!

  • Thank you so much Ellanita….I’m thrilled that you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollover 3 years ago

    So very beautiful, Janis

  • Thank you so much Barbara…Very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadeover 3 years ago

    yes, a golden hour moment, suspended


  • Lovely of you to express it like that…thank you so much Mark….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz….very challenging to paint as it’s all about not really painting but suggesting more than anything…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Love this!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Debbie…i’m really happy you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Stunningly awesome image,….

  • Lovely of you John…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 3 years ago

    You are just Marvellous & Exclusive

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Wow Janis………..this is awesome !! I could look at this and never tire of it. Just gorgeous !!!

  • I am so glad Sean…thank you so much…..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    OOOhhh, instant fave! Gorgeous light and contrast, love the glowing color. wonderful tree shape and light on the leaves.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Cindy….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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