So we came at last to a tundra vast and dark and grim and lone;
And there was the little lone moose trail, and we knew it for our own.
Sorry of heart and sore of foot, weary men were we.
The short-lived sun had a leaden glare and the darkness came too soon,
And stationed there with a solemn stare was the pinched, anaemic moon.
Silence and silvern solitude till it made you dumbly shrink,
And you thought to hear with an outward ear the things you thought to think
..Excerpt from the Ballad of the Northern Lights by R. Service

Abstract of the Canadian North…Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…View large for best effect….
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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
    Vittaabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago

    Well done abeautiful scene oflight in the norty

  • Thank you so much Liz…I can only use my iPad, so was unable to add some other images as I usually do…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    This is like what I see when clouds pass the moon at night – and the end of the day is often a time to ponder on many things. Lovely work Janis.

  • Canada is an inspiring place to live and I spent four years in the North being wowed every day and night I lived there..thanks so much MuiLing…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 2 years ago

    Exquisite Janis * fave ;~} Valz

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Fay270
    Fay270about 2 years ago

    Lots of layers. I like the strength of it all. Really nice.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 2 years ago

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much Sherri….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 2 years ago

    Janis this is wonderful! Viewed large is spectacular!

  • Thank you so much Robin…I’m thrilled that you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    What a great ballad. You have saturated this paper with gorgeous color and light, Janis. Drama-plus!

  • One of the hidden ones here….I have more hidden than published…ha…thanks so much Frannie…I am really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Now you know the reason you hid them. This was coming! :)) You’re doing great, considering the setbacks this month. I bet you are going to spin out some beauties once the cast comes off and the new computer comes in. You’ll be so ready!

  • I don’t like to have too many published…I have too many as it is, so I am deleting some as i release others…
    Also because I am doing it on the iPad, I can’t set it up the way I normally do…e.g.I can’t copy similar images and post them with the new one…the iPad does not allow copying image addresses…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 2 years ago

    Nice Night…………..aloha wahini…………

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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