Without their fledging garments,
That leap and spring of green,
We can view the now thin trees,
As so much municipal puffery…
Now January snow is a collapsed firmament,
Lending the the darkest skyscrapers a murky gleam,
But sprucing up every derelict thing,
It’s fluorescent spread creaming trees too
..excerpt G.Clarke from January Trees

Abstract of a January day at the waters edge in the Beaches at Toronto…even on the coldest day people can be seen on the boardwalk at the side of the lake

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 Zrobackover 1 year ago


    January snow is a collapsed firmament, it’s fluorescent spread, creaming trees too…to read more about this painting, click description above..

  • – © Janis Zroback

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

    Stunning, Janis. Really gorgeous.

  • Thanks so much Frannie…this area runs all along the lakeshore from one end of the city to another and no matter the weather there are people walking or running, in bad weather, sometimes just one or two..we had sun, snow, fog, rain mixed together lately and I wanted to convey that in one fell swoop…the area can be very mysterious in some weathers and at certain times of the day, so negative painting seemed the best way to go..

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Love the golden tones! It feels like this painting is about the energy that still exists with the plants and the people, even in the cold, rather than what is seen on the surface.

  • That is exactly it MuiLing…I wanted to convey the idea that the trees aren’t dead, but that life is always stirring within them..thank you so much for the great comment..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    I really like this one a lot Janis. Very creative. Love the colour on colour with the single strip creating deep contrast of these complimentary colours. Very well done.

  • Thank you so much Jim…winter takes on all the colours of the sun, the city, every thing gets sharper at the same time it gets more muted..hard to explain….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • marlene veronique holdsworth
    marlene veroni...over 1 year ago

    Very interesting and mysterious!

  • Thank you so much Marlene…I really appreciate it.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Lovely Colors In this one!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago

    Very nice work.

  • Thank you so much Albert…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 1 year ago

    You are going to get lots of praise for the use of these colors…..
    I for one think it is outstanding…..

  • Thank you so much KJ…lovely of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadeover 1 year ago

    oh this is so intense Janis…love it

  • I’m really happy that you like it…thanks so much Mark..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Intense, looks like a place I’d love to walk.

  • You would I am sure…thanks so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

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