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“It is only here in large portions of Canada that wonderous second wind,
the Indian summer, attains its amplitude and heavenly perfection, …the
temperatures; the sunny haze; the mellow, rich delicate, almost
flavoured air: Enough to live… enough to merely be
."…Walt Whitman, Diary in Canada

Algoma District is an area in Northeastern Ontario in the province of Ontario.The rugged scenery of this region, has inspired works by Canadian artists, particularly the Group of Seven…
I love the work of the Group of Seven and aspire to paint the same scenes but in my own way..
This is my interpretation of an Algoma Autumn…deep in the park where the pines are sometimes bare to the trunk…. painted negatively in a stylized Turneresque manner in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

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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  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    Lovely art Janis.

  • Thank you so much Virginia…Canada is an inspiring country…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeabout 2 years ago

    lovely array of light and color…

  • Thank you so much Richard….glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    when World Expo was on here near us, in Brisbane in 1988 our Capital I spent ages in the Canadian Pavillion. Loved it I think it was the best.. If I remember tand it’s the one I remember …. thought I’d love to go there. They set up a ski run too long queues to get in to see. we are only 70 ks away… about an hours drive.

  • How interesting! I am really happy to read that you enjoyed it so much…one of our most famous songs about Canada has a line which reads “Mon pays ce n’est pas un pays c’est l’hiver” and it is quite true…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    It has been a while since I heard about the Group of Seven… and hearing that again from you particularly (as colour is dominant on your work), I remember the assignment I did back in high school where we had to take a Group of Seven paintings and do some variations of them in different colours schemes. Here is one of mine

    Come to think of it your paintings are somewhat like the Group of Sevens… Beautiful work as always Janis.

  • That’s really great work….Lawren Harris and Tom Thompson are my faves in the group, but in truth I love them all…I have been painting Northern Ontario for a long time and plan to do a lot more this winter…thanks so much MuiLing…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    O0000ooooooooooooo……..like the technique in this one Janis and of course the colours are just gorgeous. Beautiful work.

  • Thanks so much Jim..as I just said above I plan to do more Group of Seven inspired works this winter….of course my style is not really like theirs, but the subject matter certainly is…I’m really happy you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownabout 2 years ago

    Simply gorgeous Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 2 years ago

    so beautiful and vibrant Janis xxx

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    some of my favourite colours here….lovely splashes of vibrancy Janis..

  • Thank you so much Linda….glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • This time of year seems to get me painting lots of trees…autumn here is so beautiful I can’t ignore any of it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    I know exactly what you mean..although they have me hooked all year round :)

  • Fall is where they get me…I like seeing the bare branches…just posted another, and more coming tomorrow and probably the rest of the year…

    – © Janis Zroback

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