The half-stripped trees
struck by a wind together,
bending all,
the leaves flutter drily
and refuse to let go
or driven like hail
stream bitterly out to one side
and fall
where the salvias, hard carmine—
like no leaf that ever was—
edge the bare garden
.William Carlos William

Red stalks of plants half buried in snow give respite to the eyes in the deep blues of winter nights.."salvias hard carmine edge the bare garden"

This was pure serendipity as the poem was discovered after the painting…actually that happens more often than not….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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  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 2 years ago


    The half-stripped trees
    struck by a wind together,
    bending all,
    the leaves flutter drily
    and refuse to let go
    ..to read the entire poem and more about this painting by clicking description above…


  • where the salvias, hard carmine—
    like no leaf that ever was—
    edge the bare garden
    WCW…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • ruxique
    ruxiquealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful! I love this!

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Love the bold mix of orange and blues in your painting.. It is as though as the red stalks get buried, as they try to climb their way out, the colour from their released energy shines through.

    I got a message from work and will be going back to help tomorrow by the way, so my comments this week will be slow…

  • Yes I wanted the stalks to gleam brightly against the snow as a foil to the deep blue of the night sky…I called it respite as when viewing an artwork there should be places to rest the eye..also a respite from the presence of winter..I am glad you like it..thanks so much MuiLing..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    Ohhh, I really like the skyline in this one Janis, it has that no moonlight because of cloud cover look to it.

  • Thanks so much Jim…yes the moon is under cover…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work my friend. Love the lighting. Hugs

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful color and light!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous work

  • Thanks so much Heloisa…nice to see you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 2 years ago

    Love it again!

  • Thanks so much Leslie…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearcealmost 2 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Janis!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshalmost 2 years ago

  • Wonderful news…thanks so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

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