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To-night the very horses springing by
Toss gold from whitened nostrils. In a dream
The streets that narrow to the westward gleam
Like rows of golden palaces; and high
From all the crowded chimneys tower and die
A thousand aureoles.
Down in the west, the brimming plains beneath the sunset rest,
One burning sea of gold.
Soon, soon shall fly the glorious vision, and the hours shall feel
A mightier master; soon from height to height,
With silence and the sharp unpitying stars,
Stern creeping frosts, and winds that touch like steel,
Out of the depth beyond the eastern bars,
Glittering and still shall come the awful night
…Archibald Lampman

The rooftops behind the trees at sunset…a bright reflection at the end of the day, but creeping frosts tell a different story after night falls…someone, maybe the farmer left something on the fence, which with the ice cold temperature, has taken on a sculptural quality..

Watercolour on Arches Not 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 Zrobackover 1 year ago

  • Down in the west, the brimming plains beneath the sunset rest,
    One burning sea of gold.
    Soon, soon shall fly the glorious vision, and the hours shall feel
    A mightier master
    …For more details click description above

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 1 year ago

    Outstanding work!!!

  • Thank you so much Vitta…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful work – and the title too. Reminds us how water is more valuable than gold – although in places like here in Canada it is often taken for granted. Nature itself is the best treasure there is over the things we buy. Meanwhile I love the contrast of the crimson sunset beyond to the cold barb wire in front.

  • We do take it for granted as we have so much of everything actually…I am really glad you like the painting…thanks so much MuiLing…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownover 1 year ago

    Lovely, I like the way the garment over the barbed wire leaves a question in your mind – who left it etc?

  • Yes, if we leave any piece of fabric out it immediately turns into sculpture…thanks so much Cal…glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • vic321
    vic321over 1 year ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thanks so much Vic…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much LoriLee..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much Walela…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Very strong, bold, and dramatic, Janis. I like it! :)

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much Liz…lovely to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 1 year ago

    beautiflul rich colours Janis….gorgeous…. :)

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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