“You darkness, that I come from,
I love you more than all the fires
that fence in the world,
for the fire makes
a circle of light for everyone,
and then no one outside learns of you.
But the darkness pulls in everything;
shapes and fires, animals and myself,
how easily it gathers them!—
powers and people—
and it is possible a great energy
is moving near me.
I have faith in nights
."Rainer Maria Rilke..

Watercolour of the Canadian Wilderness 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 Zrobackabout 2 years ago

    “You darkness, that I come from,
    I love you more than all the fires
    that fence in the world,
    for the fire makes
    a circle of light for everyone
    ..read more about this painting by clicking Descriptions above…

  • I have faith in nights.

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful work, Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    It does look like there is a fire pulling the trees in – and maybe even the birds. Wonderful work Janis.

  • Thanks so much MuiLing..the great thing about Canada is the never ending beauty of the landscape no matter the season….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Really love this dramatic effect it has on me. Lovely work xo

  • Thanks so much Donna…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image and it makes such a beautiful greeting card. Great story Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 2 years ago

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago


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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 2 years ago

    Lovely stuff!! . . .

  • Thank you so much Hugh…nice to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    Those sunsets must be a lot redder and richer in Canada than in the US…..lol. Very beautiful Janis. That red really is so rich looking, wonderful colour on this one.

  • Thanks so much Jim..I take lots of liberties with colour in general, but truth be told, the sunsets up here are mind blowing..Marian Bendeth often photographs them and I am adding a link to one of hers…she does no post processing…have a stroll through her portfolio…our sunsets are something to behold and she has lots of examples…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cal Kimola Brown
    Cal Kimola Brownabout 2 years ago

    Your work is amazing janis – I love it.

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Cal….

    – © Janis Zroback

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