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Out from the silent portal of the hours,
When frosts are come and all the hosts put on.

Their burnished gear to march across the night
And o’er a darkened earth in splendour shine…
Slowly above the world Orion wheels
His glittering square, while on the shadowy hill
And throbbing like a sea-light through the dusk,
Great Sirius rises in his flashing blue.
Lord of the winter night, august and pure,
Returning year on year untouched by time,
To hearten faith with thine unfaltering fire..
There are no hurts that beauty cannot ease,
No ills that love cannot at last repair,
In the victorious progress of the soul
…Bliss Carman Verse 2

It is a winter’s tale
That the snow blind twilight ferries over the lakes
And floating fields from the farm in the cup of the vales
…Dylan Thomas..

Before the snow comes the omen of the sky in all it’s glory..a silent portal…Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…Ontario, Canada

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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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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Janis!! What a tremendous sky and I love the depth of color in the trees! Instant fave!

  • That is exactly how our skies can look when heavy snow is pending…isn’t winter wonderful?..
    Thanks so much Leslie…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for the great comment Vitta…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Sergio Spagnolo
    Sergio Spagnoloalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful Janis, I love the colours.

  • Thank you so much Sergio…I’m rally happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Fabulous image!

  • Thank you so much..Very nice of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful…serene and cold at the same time.

  • Thank you so much Rebecca….lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 3 years ago

    Absolutely Beautiful Janis love the color and the mood Beautifully done

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Maggie….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayeralmost 3 years ago

    Awesome work Janis!

  • Thank you so much Igor…very nice of you to say so….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful sky Janis and a beautiful painting …. it has felt like that here for the past few days..unusually cool…but today the sun is finally out!

  • I hope you didn’t have snow too…..this is a Canadian sky when snow threatens…it often gets like this in winter…I’m really happy you like it…thanks so much Linda….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Nice, I shall be thinking about these winter scenes as I walk to the store in our 50-some degree weather!

  • I love to paint winter in it’s infinite variety…I love summer, but it does not inspire me as much…maybe because there is no mystery…thanks so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 3 years ago

    G’day Janis!
    Tremendous atmosphere and depth in this picture, and a sense of quiet isolation. Not a scene we see in our part of the world, so thanks for presenting this picture. :)george

  • You’re very welcome George…Canada is an extraordinarily beautiful country and I can’t do it full justice, but I hope I give you a feeling of it’s mystery…thank you so much for the lovely compliment…

    – © Janis Zroback

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