The First Thaw by ©Janis Zroback

Over one of the northernmost bluffs and through the forest, just a few miles down the snow lined carriage path lay Andalusia Falls, a fishing town of about 300 hardworking but weary souls.

The yellows, greens and violets of last April now lay beneath two feet of snow, patiently awaiting their reappearance in two months or so. The sun shone high in the sky, glistening off the drifts and melting two or three inches before heavy flurries appeared in mid afternoon without fail, making obsolete any headway the sun had created
. excerpt Paul Bellamy “First Thaw”

The first thaw never fools those who live with winter…they know the snow’s coming back and very soon..

  • 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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  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 3 years ago

    Oh o can see I have missed much your recent work…..been very busy…..
    Another beauty wahini…….colors here are amazing…..aloha

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • vividpeach
    vividpeachover 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jsimone
    Jsimoneover 3 years ago

    superb color and depth. wonderful work and preserving the north …i love it

  • What a lovely compliment!…thank you so much Joseph….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work!!

  • Thank you so much Kristi…very nice of you….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Kay Clark
    Kay Clarkover 3 years ago

    Your watercolours are lovely . Love the colours and tones Janis

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Richie Dean
    Richie Deanover 3 years ago

    Well the colours here are enough to carry me through until Spring ……. superb Janiis … :))

  • That’s so nice to know Richie….thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 3 years ago

    Lovely! Warm and rich!

  • Thank you so much Leslie….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sally Haldane
    Sally Haldaneover 3 years ago

    These are all such beautiful paintings – gorgeous detail, lighting and colours. Stunning.

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Sally…..I’m glad you like the collection.

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 3 years ago

    Beautiful vibrant colour.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Lorilee…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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