Pillars of Light.... by ©Janis Zroback

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When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine
."…Mary Oliver ~

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…to comment on this painting or to view my portfolio please click More Work and Comments…

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

  • Look, the trees
    are turning
    their own bodies
    into pillars
    of light,
    are giving off the rich
    fragrance of cinnamon
    and fulfillment
    ..M.Olivier..to learn more about this painting and poem, please click description above..

    – ©Janis Zroback

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

    Light and shine you have indeed brought into this piece; the trees that feed of the sunlight; and breaking down into the colours of the rainbow…

  • Thanks ao much for the lovely compliment MuiLing…I am obsessed with light I think…at this time of year we need it more than ever…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Cindy…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    lovely pillars of light ….they are glowing Janis…beautiful work..

  • Thank you so much Linda…I’m really happy you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • vic321
    vic321over 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Vic…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Bold, and strikingly beautiful, Janis.

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago
  • Thank you so much….very nice of you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


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

    – ©Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Syl…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 2 years ago

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.

  • Thanks so much Jacki…lovely of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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