A Tranquil Hour... by © Janis Zroback

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The rutted roads are all like iron; skies
Are keen and brilliant; only the oak-leaves cling
In the bare woods, or the hardy bitter-sweet…

When the day changed and the mad wind died down,
The powdery drifts that all day long had blown
Across the meadows and the open fields,
Or whirled like diamond dust in the bright sun,
Settled to rest, and for a tranquil hour
The lengthening bluish shadows on the snow
Stole down the orchard slope, and a rose light
Flooded the earth with beauty and with peace.
Then in the west behind the cedars black
The sinking sun stained red the winter dusk
With sullen flare upon the snowy ridge,—
As in a masterpiece by Hokusai,
Where on a background gray, with flaming breath
A scarlet dragon dies in dusky gold
…Extract…Bliss Carman

“Where a scarlet dragon dies in dusky gold” aptly describes a winter sunset…with nothing in it’s way the sun lights the earth…melted snow in the ruts and puddles turn to precious metal …just for a moment the gold rush is on…Janis..Ontario, Canada..Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…

  • More Winter Paintings HERE


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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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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Liz…there is an enormous variety in winter…it always astonishes me even after all this time that snow has a myriad of different colours in it…in painting it the warm colours have to read as cold though….tricky….

    – © Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 2 years ago

    Stunning !!!

  • Thank you so much George…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 2 years ago

    Another beauty wahini……oh what colors…….blended as only you can do….

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 2 years ago

    such warmth and welcoming in the whole image…always such special artworks.

  • Thank you so much Tahnja…very nice of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • angwickham
    angwickhamover 2 years ago

    instant fav. i love the colours at work here.

  • Thank you so much Ang…I’m really happy you like this and thanks so much for the fav….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 2 years ago


  • Wonderful news Lori…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 2 years ago

    What KJ said!

  • Thank you so much Leslie….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    So beautiful , love the colour

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS! Your beautiful work can be viewed in the

  • Thank you so much Kira…I really appreciate it….

    – © Janis Zroback

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