Winter in Hardy Country by ©Janis Zroback

I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter’s dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
The tangled bine-stems scored the sky
Like strings of broken lyres,
And all mankind that haunted nigh
Had sought their household fires

The land’s sharp features seemed to be
The Century’s corpse outleant,
His crypt the cloudy canopy,
The wind his death-lament.
The ancient pulse of germ and birth
Was shrunken hard and dry,
And every spirit upon earth
Seemed fervourless as I
..Extract Thomas Hardy

Watercolour on Arches Paper

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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  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaover 3 years ago

    Another beautiful creation Janis !!!!

  • Thank you so much Ellanita….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 3 years ago

    Awesome work Janis! I adore this!

  • Thank you so much Robin..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Wonderful as usual!!

  • Thanks so much Leslie…I’m doing a few more Hardy right now….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • biswaal
    biswaalover 3 years ago

    the hazy bushes in the far backdrop is awesome. too good. !! brilliant and crisp color.. love it

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 3 years ago

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    Another masterpiece Janis !!!

  • Thank you so much George…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Neil Jones
    Neil Jonesover 3 years ago

    Another super painting Janis plus Hard ,well done

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    one can totally lose themselves in these snowy hills Janis…love all the different shapes, textures and colours used to create this lovely painting!

  • Thank you so much for those kind words Linda…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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