Your life is your life, don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
Be on the watch, there are ways out, there is a light somewhere..
It may not be much light but it beats the darkness..
Know them, Take them..
You can’t beat death, but you can beat death in life…sometimes..
And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be..
Your life is your life, know it while you have it..
You are marvellous…
The Gods wait to delight in you
..“Wild Thicket” by Charles Bukowski

The poem talks about the darkness that surrounds us as if were in a wild thicket, with only glimmers of light showing through the trees…I chose to interpret it as a vignette of a real thicket in early fall with leaves just beginning to fall…when I say interpret, I don’t mean that exactly as this time the painting preceded the poem…happens now and again..serendipity..
Watercolour on Arches Rough Paper

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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 Zrobackabout 2 years ago

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 2 years ago

    gorgeous image and colour – a fave

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Very fascinating Janis; I do love how dark it is in the thicket in contrast to the striking white surrounding as the paint bleeds over the negative space. Makes it look like the world is disappearing – darkness in the light; beating death in life…

  • Yes it bears out the poem…the vastness of the world contrasted to the darkness that surrounds us…but of course the painting came first, as I was not consciously thinking of it till halfway through, when it struck me “wild thicket” …of course…
    Thanks so much MuiLing…your comments are always insightful and deeply appreciated..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful Janis!!
    Just noticed the © before your name!! Cool!! :)

  • Thanks so much Keith….yes got to keep reminding them….sent 24 takedown notices a day or two ago….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 2 years ago

    lovely bursts of colour and light Janis…wild and free

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 2 years ago

    Very exciting, Janis. Love the energy, colour and texture!

  • Thank you so muc Bev…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 2 years ago

    I don’t know how you do it but you do out better than anybody…..
    Happy Thanksgiving ~ Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i

  • Thanks so much KJ…that’s a lovely thing to say….we had it last month and it was good…hope yours is just as enjoyable…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Nice work my friend. Beautiful blast of color. Hugs

  • Thank you so much Tom…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 2 years ago

    11-22-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much Kira…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you so much Syl…

    – © Janis Zroback

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