As the days get longer
We give up our promises
And sing in different
Voices than the ones we had agreed to.
Basking in warm winds from distant
Lands and times where scents distressed
Fermented to the sweetness of indolence.
The wind can make your bones feel
Invisible, your brain at rest,

Suspended on an updraft;
Muscles bathed in honey,
Dense and weightless on the softness of the
Air, the streets are waking up
And breathing, start to murmur to you.
Fill your hearts with prickly stimulation as the vibrancy
Is born again against the death that
Dies away beneath your feet, all buoyant on the crispness of a
City street in Spring
…Owen Phillips

Everyone was out enjoying the day….a sunny sunny day full of the joy that spring days can bring…it was still a little chilly but no one cared…..coats were open to the spring warmth….some people were actually wearing shorts and Tees…madness…
I came home and did a celebratory painting with all the color and warmth of the glorious spring day….notice how relaxed we all are…none of the hurry of winter….we just basked in the sun

An abstract of city streets seen through the window from high atop a building in Watercolour on Arche Not 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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  • Anil Nene
    Anil Nenealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Anil….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    Looks wet….oh those flowers will be blooming soon…….Spring time

  • Thank you so much KJ….yes sooner than you think… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago


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    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 3 years ago

    Lovley Janis! (the work too!!).

  • Thank you so much Kay….very nice of you… :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearcealmost 3 years ago

    Lovely piece! So much to look at!!

  • Thank you so much Alison…yes I wanted to convey a lot in a few strokes…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • miroslava
    miroslavaalmost 3 years ago

    that great, nicely done !

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Christiane  Kingsley
    Christiane Ki...almost 3 years ago

    I really like this!

  • Thank you so much…I’m so glad….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 3 years ago

    Oh this is really different from you Janis! I really like it! Love the washes of blue and amber on the cityscape, great composition, superb light! It makes me think a lot of blur street photography which produces an abstract feel!

  • I am thrilled that you feel this way about the painting Joanne…that is exactly the effect I was attempting to convey….a capture of light and color that might evoke spring, the figures casually meeting, talking maybe, or just going about business but in a restful way, not the hurried run to get out of the cold…I do a blur now and again in certain paintings by washing off’s tricky but lovely when it works…thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalalmost 3 years ago

    phantastic abstract watercolour

  • Thank you so much Marlies….very nice of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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