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Reticulations creep upon the slack stream’s face
When the wind skims irritably past,

The current clucks smartly into each hollow place
That years of flood have scrabbled in the pier’s sodden base;
The floating lily leaves rot fast.
On a roof stand the swallows ranged in wistful waiting rows,
Till they arrow off and drop like stones
Among the eyot-withies at whose feet the river flows:
And beneath the roof is she who in the dark world shows
As a lattice-gleam when midnight moans
. Thomas Hardy

I am still in Hardy Country here…although nor translated literally, I think I have kept a sense of the place…the rugged bleak landscape, the windswept clouds and rough water

Note:I had some fun with the title…it (the title) hearkens back to Hardy’s novel “Under the Greenwood Tree” and Shakespeare’s verse of the same name, of which the last line reads
“Heere shall he see no enemie,
But Winter and Rough Weather”.sic
And course the painting is literally about winter and rough weather
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  • Watercolour on Arches Not Paper more paintings below…click the titles…

The Sea

Thomas Hardy Collection

The Winter Collection

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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Comments

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Paul Thompson Photography
    Paul Thompson ...about 3 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you so much Paul…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 3 years ago

    I love this!!

  • Thank you so much Qnita…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 3 years ago

    Exquisite work Janis, really dynamic!

  • Thank you so much Colin…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulabout 3 years ago

    This image sings such a dramatic song… has a little of that Turner feel to it in the lighting. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Thank you so much Michael….Happy Thanksgiving to you too…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulabout 3 years ago

    P.S. I know you all don’t do our Thanksgiving. . . but I’m feeling particularly grateful for surviving the last few months and wanted to pass the gratitude along. Been nice to have artist friends like you Janis. Take care.

  • We do our thanksgiving in October, so we’ve had the Turkey already, but I am so happy you have survived all your hard knocks this past year and will be posting more of your wonderful art very soon…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL DRAMATIC SEAS WELL DONE JAN S LOVE THIS lIZ

  • Thank you so much Liz…I’m really happy you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 3 years ago

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosabout 3 years ago

    beautiful landscape…. :)

  • Thank you so much Pam

    – © Janis Zroback

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