Mellow Fruitfulness.. by ©Janis Zroback

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells
."..John Keats, To Autumn

One autumn day, the farmer and his son surveyed the orchard from afar, where fruit trees had grown since their great grandfather’s time…some were even older than that..the ground was rocky now, many needed pruning and some needed complete removal, but the fruit was still ripe and sweet, so once more they put off the evil day..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..
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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Nice work Janis.

  • Thank you so much Albert…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    Wow! Gorgeous work! Love the colors and the poem is so fitting.

  • Thanks so much Sandra….I’m really happy you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    This looks very peaceful; and I love the colours and the way the tree frame the walking pair where the sky and the path meet.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 2 years ago

    A beautiful interpretation of one of my favourite descriptions of Autumn, Janis. :)george

  • Thank you so much George..I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, reminds me of the feeling I get being outdoors in fall, my favorite season.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 2 years ago

    Just gorgeous!!

  • Thank you so much Alison..I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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    WhiteDove Stud...over 2 years ago

    Nothing sweeter than a ripe old age fruit….
    Another wondrous composition wahini…..

  • Thank you so much KJ..I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    This one strikes a chord, and makes me feel homesick for England!!!! Wonderful colours! Thank you Mr. Keats for your beautiful words which take me back to my childhood!

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Linda…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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