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The darkest night, flows with a
wind hush through open blackness.
Rivulets spill with water
across the mountain plains;
as liquid rolls down along the steep slope-
Stars glitter through sparkles
of the darkest night.
Wind cold breeze swifts;
swiftly into space.
Laughter engulfs the moon light.
Moon light angles corners,
as sweet melodies swell into air,
of silence.

You ever sight the bird dance,
as shadow flicker
upon the moon?
Ya’ ever see the moon glow?
Ya’ ever hear the wind whisper
? C. Berghmans

It’s transition time the city the sun is still hot and the trees still green but north of us there is a whisper of fall….yet through all the seasons the moon glows and lights the night…here is a semi-abstract painting of that time when gold brings the promise of winter, and we cry…not yet! not yet!

Watercolour in many layers on Arches 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..
© 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 King
    Robin Kingover 2 years ago

    Multidimensional…powerful… beautiful!!!!

  • Thank you so much Robin…this country of mine is so complicated…the weather changes in a heartbeat…the colours are glorious, the sunsets astounding, that I had to paint over a dozen layers to get the effect I wanted…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Leslie…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Oh, this is dramatic. A silhouetted tree, and yet what appears to be a shadow (a “moon shadow”? I’m reminded of Cat Stevens’ song).

    “Moon light angles corners…” That’s it! Gorgeous techniques and results, Janis.

  • That song is perfect for this painting….I crisscrossed many layers to achieve this effect and I’m really happy it worked…thanks so much Frannie…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    A stunning “dreaming tree” Janis – gorgeous work ☺

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 2 years ago

    Leave a comment

  • Sorry Pnina…did you mean to leave a comment?

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 2 years ago

    Oh that’s funny…I dont know how that happened. The truth is If I see in my feed that you posted new work I usually look and enjoy, but I dont leave comments. If I try to say anything meaningful my words are often misinterpreted so I rather not say anything than offend.
    So, I didnt mean to leave a message, but now that the mysterious powers of RB left one for me I think I’ll use the opportunity to thank you for posting so many beautiful works of art. I admire your bold use of color and flowing, dynamic lines and shapes. Even more – I like the emotions you often infuse into your paintings.
    My apologies for the confusion:)
    Keep up the good work, as they say. (And hope your leg mends soon).

  • That you so much for the lovely compliment….I really appreciate it…my leg is taking it’s time but that’s to be expected…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Janis!

  • Thank you so much Lynn..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Fabulous composition and that gorgeous blaze of subtle colours around the tree are just wonderful Janis. Lovely work.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Lynda…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    It’s not your average silhouetted moonlit scene, but then it’s a Zroback work. Lovely Janis. Trust me the first line was given as a compliment only.

  • I like to give them that extra touch Jim…thanks so much for all your support…glad to see you here so often now….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Lehmann
    Lynda Lehmannover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and poem, Janis! Passionate!

  • Thank you so much Lynda….I love that you think so…

    – © Janis Zroback

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