All day the snow had lain between the trees,
The barren, hump-backed hills bereft of life,
A sky bruised black, the sleet flung slant to freeze
The bones of man or beast. And then—a knife

A white-gold knife to blind the sullen gaze
Of Old Man Winter louring in the West;
Three crimson wounds to set the clouds ablaze,
And guide my weary feet to home and rest
…F. Dennis

Drifting and blowing snow and a brilliant sunset make strange partners, but winter is full of “oxymorons” like that…it’s what makes us love it so much..Ontario, Canada…

Watercolour on Arches Paper…Stare at the painting long enough and you will see the snow drift past….More sunsets can be accessed from my profile page….

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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  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 3 years ago

    I love the rich colours in this…..gorgeous Janis… :)

  • Thank you so much Pam…really good of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 3 years ago

    These colours are guaranteed to take my eye, the details in the foreground and in the blaze are so beautiful! (I actually thought it was a forest fire!)

  • Actually if you look at Marian Bendeth’s gallery, you will see photos of Canadian sunsets that are phenomenal…sometimes when I look at the sky here at night, I can’t quite believe what I’m seeing….thank you so much for the lovely compliment Mel..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Awesome work Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz…you know what our sunsets are like….incredible most of the time….I hope I did justice to them….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 3 years ago

    Gorgeous….love this landscape, Janis!

  • That is great to know Wendi…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkeralmost 3 years ago


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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 3 years ago

    You really do an excellent job controling you colours, we both know what can happen to compliments when they are too wet and too close together. Very nice work Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim….I paint 99% wet in soaking wet so it’s tricky but I like the challenge….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonalmost 3 years ago

    Oh my! Wonderful art piece. It almost seems like thesky has snow in the texture you have there. It is gorgeous, Janis! :)

  • Thank you so much Ann…yes I wanted the sky to show the heaviness of the snow, but still be artistic….glad you saw that….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalalmost 3 years ago

    Love this work!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • bevanimage
    bevanimagealmost 3 years ago

    Fire and ice together; a brilliant combination Janis.

  • Thank you so much Bev….lovely to see you….

    – © Janis Zroback

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