Twilight on Egdon Heath.. by ©Janis Zroback

Twilight combined with the scenery of Egdon Heath to evolve a thing majestic without severity, impressive without showiness, emphatic in its admonitions, grand in its simplicity. The qualifications which frequently invest the facade of a prison with far more dignity than is found in the facade of a palace double its size lent to this health a sublimity in which spots renowned for beauty of the accepted kind are utterly wanting. Fair prospects wed happily with fair times; but alas, if times be not fair..The Return of the Native…Thomas Hardy

One of the rare times I show a figure in my could be Clym Yeobright in happier times going home across the heath at the end of an October day
Watercolour on Arches Not Paper..
More Hardy paintings HERE

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

    One of your most beautiful, Janis. So appealing with the figure.

  • Thank you so much Frannie..I am into more realism with this collection…I’m so glad you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 2 years ago

    Janis, your work never fails to thrill me.
    And here you seem to have taken a slight turn from what I expect… maybe a bit more conventional, like you’ve kicked back in your armchair and are just having a momentary chill…
    I love the calm emotion in this. Like how I too feel at the end of an October day, the mist settling in with its decayed aroma of rotting vegetation and distant leaf fires… melancholy yet invigorating. The end of life, yet in celebration. hard for me to explain.
    Think I’ll fave this so I won’t have to bother trying to figure it all out… I’ll just pop in for a look when the need calls.
    Thanks for your deep understanding of romance :-)

  • What an in incredibly warming comment Billy…I am immensely flattered by your words…flattered and also encouraged…I had no idea you were following my posts, so I am doubly gratified…
    When I paint Hardy or any of my favourite novelists, I tend more towards realism, towards what I see in my minds eye when I read the story in question…at the same time I want the viewer to be able to feel their own experience when they view the work, just as you did here…for me that means success..thank you so much for the compliment…I really appreciate it..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Janis, I keep thinking you can’t top the last one and the last one and last one before that! But ultimately you do. Your just a jewel in hiding. Such a rare talent.

  • What a lovely compliment Donna…thank you so much.

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • It’s comments like these that keep me going when the going gets tough..thanks so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 2 years ago

    beautiful and poignant

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    Beautiful. have you noticed the sleeping lady in the clouds? :) She is off center to the right.

  • Thank you so much Ann…I think I can see something there.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    Love the sense of solitude in this piece. I’ve never seen a human figure walking through your landscapes and it does add some mood to it – He is certainly a very small part of this world, and unable to reach the height of the birds – but he just continues his journey to that somewhat hidden, and mysterious destination in the fog…

  • I do have humans in some of them..see below the big painting above, for “The Return of the Native”, showing Clym when he returned home…In the book Egdon Heath itself, is the most powerful character of overpowers the people who live there..they are small by comparison, both in stature and in character…the heath devours all who live there..thanks so much for the lovely compliment MuiLing…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 2 years ago

    I REALLY love this!!!! ♥

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Another beautiful work of art my friend. Well done. Hugs Tom

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    This is one of my favorites, and I am really enjoying this series Janis. I really get a great feeling of depth in this one.

  • Thank you so much Jim….a little realism is nice from time to time..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Go van Kampen
    Go van Kampenover 2 years ago

    wonderful Janis

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

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