Once upon a winter day
Gray clouds passed swiftly across the sky
As shapely snowflakes fell steadily down,
Covering the land in a dazzling white
Leaving a winter calling card on the ground.

The snow-edged creek silently wept
Near the shadows of the tall pine trees…
Nothing was heard but rubbing tree limbs
And a stray dog faintly barking,
The vibrant sound of a frightened deer,
A broken tree branch suddenly falling
.extract J.Renaldi

Watercolour on Arches Paper…


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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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  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Vitta…

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  • Maria Ismanah Schulze-Vorberg
    Maria Ismanah ...over 2 years ago

    wonderful! love this one!

  • Thank you so much Maria….

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  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 2 years ago

    lovely work!

  • Thank you so much Clare…

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  • Go van Kampen
    Go van Kampenover 2 years ago

    great range of pictures, love them all

  • That is so good to know…thank you so much Go….

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Beautiful effects…I almost don’t want winter to end for you, so you will keep doing these…but then I am sure you’ll do a great spring series, too!

  • Thank you so much Cindy…as winter is over five months long I certainly won’t run out of ideas, but I’m sure you will all tire of this collection by then…though I hope not….I will vary it from time to time by adding to other collections… :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    I love this one Janis!

  • Thank you so much Diane…I’m glad you do…

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  • Elena Malec
    Elena Malecover 2 years ago

    splendid!Happy New year!

  • Thank you so much Elena…Happy New Year to you too…

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  • Ivana Pinaffo
    Ivana Pinaffoover 2 years ago

    I love this one Janis…and many others. It is hard to pick

  • Then you must pick several Ivana. :)). Thank you so much…I’m thrilled you like them…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lensman2008
    Lensman2008over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous wintry water-colour scene.

    Well done, Janis!!

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

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