“Now the corn mazes truly are frightening;
bedraggled hulking husks of a sinister thinness,
looming and swaying over the tamped-down paths
littered with their fallen hides —
Ochre’d in the early winter darkness,
they rustle at the unsympathetic winds,
conspiratorial whispers interwoven with the harsh hiss of the season

I read this intriguing poem years ago and somehow it pops into my head every winter.., inspired by the very vivid image it brought to mind, combined with last week’s fog, I painted this abstract in Watercolour on Arches Not paper…ghostly shapes of the “hulking husks”, “fallen hides” glowing in the foggy dusk…View large for better impact..

Watercolour and Inks 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

    “Now the corn mazes truly are frightening;
    bedraggled hulking husks of a sinister thinness,
    looming and swaying over the tamped-down paths
    "..to learn more about this painting and read the entre poem, please click description..

  • “Conspiratorial whispers interwoven with the harsh hiss of the season".

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Robin…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargaralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful, haunting painting—love it!!

  • Thank you so much Pam…lovely of you to say so…

    – © Janis Zroback

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    deborah zaragozaalmost 2 years ago

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  • Wonderful news…thank you so much Deborah..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesalmost 2 years ago

    Ooooh – yet another beauty. I love it.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Beautiful painting Janis; love the way it fades into a golden distance. I can see the inspiration of last week’s fog in this…

  • That fog has been inspiring my last few paintings and I guess it will continue to do so for some time…thanks so much MuiLing…I’m really happy you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    Love the transition from one colour to another in this one Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful mingling of colours Janis…lovely work..

  • Thanks so much Linda..lovely of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Rachael Comisari
    Rachael Comisarialmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Rachael..I really appreciate it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much..glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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