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Still Life with Lemons... by © Janis Zroback

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Through the open French window the warm sun
Lights up the polished breakfast-table, laid
Round a bowl of crimson roses, for one -
A service of Worcester porcelain, arrayed
Near it a melon, peaches, figs, small hot
Rolls in a napkin, fairy rack of toast,
Butter in ice, high silver coffee-pot,
And, heaped on a salver, the morning’s post

She comes over the lawn, the young heiress,
From her early walk in her garden-wood,
Feeling that life’s a table set to bless
Her delicate desires with all that’s good

That even the unopened future lies
Like a love-letter, full of sweet surprise
….Elizabeth Daryush

From my personal collection, this painting was inspired by one of my old books of fruit recipes…
I wanted the fruit to appear partially frozen, the lemons melting somewhat, so I created the Still Life on an old oak table outdoors in winter…I sprayed them with water to get ice to form on the surface, and was very pleased with the result

Watercolour on Grey St Armand Linen Paper…original is 4ft x3ft

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    wonderful work:)

  • Thank you so much Robin…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterover 2 years ago

    Beautifully composed and delicious Janis! I love the deep richness of your colours! Fabulous work!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 2 years ago

    wonderful painting – looks like a modern old master

  • What a lovely compliment…thank you so much Susan…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 2 years ago

    Excellent work Janis. Great colors and composition

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

    – © Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 2 years ago

    super artwork Janis !!!

  • Thank you so much George…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 2 years ago

    oh man . . . feel like I just squirted in the eye with lemon juice. Wow. intense and luscious.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Yvonca…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    incredible work Janis ~ love the writing too ~ beautiful iced love-letter indeed xx

  • Thank you so much Linda…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadeover 2 years ago

    absolutely perfect..beautiful depth

  • Thank you so much Mark…I really appreciate your comment…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful painting, Janis! Moody, yet vibrant!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago

    Amazing janis so beautfulanarraigement love the colours and look, lizt

  • Thank you so much Liz…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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