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“Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year’s ill,
And prayer to purify the new year’s will
".excerpt Helen Hunt Jackson..

Winter nights are quiet and still…winter comes early in the countryside sometimes before all the leaves are gone..across the icy pond the maples gleam in the darkness….

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

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janis zroback, landscape, night, countryside, trees, sky, watercolor, landscape painting, desolate, bleak, empty, winter, snow, november, december, woods, forest, pine trees, red, blue, black, white, january, canada, february

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


    “Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
    And reigns the winter’s pregnant silence still;
    No sign of spring, save that the catkins
    ..to read more about this painting, click descriptions above..

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

    Oh my this is really different! You know it reminds me of the Victorian art of painting on the reverse side of glass. When the light shown from behind it, the colors were brilliant; but when it didn’t the colors were subdued, as if in a night scene. Really neat effect, Janis.

    What did you do with the “In Winter…” work posted earlier. It looked good in thumbnail.

  • Thanks so much Frannie…I have actually done that kind of work…the last was the reverse of a large glass desk top…what a chore that was…there was not much of a response to In Winter, so I thought “better hide it”…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • It was good..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Randy  Burns
    Randy Burnsover 1 year ago

    Love your work and the night scenes!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    I bet you would make breathtaking stained glass works. You have probably been told this before?

  • I actually have not done classic stained glass…the kind with the lead I mean, but I have done fake ones..windows on walls…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    WOW!!! I just love this…

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Feels like seeing another season in the distance; lovely contrast. Speaking of which is has been both snowing and shining yesterday.

  • Yes I always like to show winter with a bit of hope…this is fall colours in the distance….cold as death today though..I only stuck my nose out the door…I had intended to go shopping for spring clothes, but decided to stay in…the wind was so bitter…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work & composition my friend. Hugs

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    That very apex of the evening when it appears that everything stops and the chill can move right through you. Beautifully painted Janis.

  • Thank you so much Jim…do you have this kind of winter where you are? you sound as if you know it well..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Kanages Ramesh
  • Wonderful news…thank you so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago


    Super fantastic work!!
    Deb, your host
    February 2, 2013

  • Wonderful news…thank you so much.

    – © Janis Zroback

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