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The tulips make me want to paint,
Something about the way they drop
Their petals on the tabletop
And do not wilt so much as faint

Something about their burnt-out hearts,
Something about their pallid stems
Wearing decay like diadems,
Parading finishes like starts

Something about the way they twist
As if to catch the last applause,
And drink the moment through long straws,
And how, tomorrow, they’ll be missed

The way they’re somehow getting clearer,
The tulips make me want to see—
The tulips make the other me
(The backwards one who’s in the mirror

The one who can’t tell left from right),
Glance now over the wrong shoulder
To watch them get a little older
And give themselves up to the light
..A.E. Stallings

As yet no tulips have appeared in my garden, but a vase of them in the house did “make me want to paint”…painted in an abstract style in Watercolour on Arches HP Paper…Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Vitta…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...over 2 years ago

    This is gorgeous Janis! Love the subtle tones and the impressionist look. Sooo beautiful!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 2 years ago

    Your garden is blooming

  • Thank you so much Tokiko…nice to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Great fresh colors, very renewing.

  • Thank you so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    a beauty

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Such beautiful work! Very sensual. x

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Another spring time delight wahini….

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful creation Janis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    So beautiful! Love the colors.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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