Cold Fire.. by ©Janis Zroback

“The body is like a November birch facing the full moon
And reaching into the cold heavens.
In these trees there is no ambition, no sodden body, no leaves,
Nothing but bare trunks climbing like cold fire

My last walk in the trees has come. At dawn
I must return to the trapped fields,
To the obedient earth.
The trees shall be reaching all the winter

It is a joy to walk in the bare woods.
The moonlight is not broken by the heavy leaves.
The leaves are down, and touching the soaked earth,
Giving off the odors that partridges love
."…Robert Bly

A walk in the woods in November…the last leaves drift gently down as the sun sinks slowly in the distance..painted 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..
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  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...over 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Janis – love the combination of the winter trees and the warm colours! Have you published your new books yet?

  • Thank you so much Pauline….I am really happy you like it..
    I am waiting to get two books that I did recently to see the finishes before I publish these new ones in case I want to repeat or change anything…they should be here this week and then I will publish the next two…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    The sun has finally started coming out again, though it is actually very cold. Was very beautiful outside just now though; sun was shining while it was raining – it was even so beautiful it was distracting. Seeing the way the colours are raining in your painting; it is like what I just saw outside. Very nice Janis.

  • Thank you so much MuiLing…yes it is very cold…tried to garden today, but had to run in to get warm…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Alison…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    beautiful Janis…what more can one say :)

  • Thanks so much Linda…after painting the hurricane I felt I had to add something more peaceful even though we’re still having uncertain weather…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    Selected work from inside Solo Exhibition:
    “Featured Work of the Day” — Saturday, November 3, 2012.

  • Thanks so much Frannie…very good of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Another beauty! Love your work Janis!

  • Thanks so much Lynda…very nice of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Syl..very nice of you..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Not just the contrast of colour, but warm and cold as well. Very beautiful work Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ron C. Moss
    Ron C. Mossover 2 years ago

    LOVE the colours and textures Janis, the whole series is amazing.

  • Thank you so much Ron…I really appreciate it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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