BLUE, limpid, mighty, restless lakes,
God’s mirrors underneath the sky,
Low rimmed in woods and mists, where wakes,
Through murk and moon, the marsh bird’s cry.
Where ever on, through drive and drift,
’Neath blue and grey, through hush and moan,
Your ceaseless waters ebb and lift
Past shores of century-crumbling stone.
And under ever-changing skies,
Swell, throb, and break on kindling beach;
Where fires of dawn responsive rise,
In answer to your mystic speech.
Past lonely haunts of gull and loon,
Past solitude of land-locked bays,
Whose bosoms rise to meet the moon,
Beneath their silvered film of haze.
Where mists and fogs in ghostly bands,
Vague, dim, moon-clothed in spectral light;
Drift in from far-off haunted lands,
Across the silences of night
.W.W. Campbell Canadian Poetry

Winter on Lake Ontario before it freezes…choppy waves beat on the shore, as the poet says "restless beneath the sky"…

Painted in just two colours, this Semi Abstract work is in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

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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


    BLUE, limpid, mighty, restless lakes,
    God’s mirrors underneath the sky,
    Low rimmed in woods and mists, where wakes,
    Through murk and moon, the marsh bird’s cry
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above..


  • Where ever on, through drive and drift,
    ’Neath blue and grey, through hush and moan,
    Your ceaseless waters ebb and lift
    Past shores of century-crumbling stone
    .

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeover 1 year ago

    pleasing to the soul…

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Like the light in the reflection Janis. Good wave action. Beautifully painted.

  • Thanks so much Jim…waves can be a real challenge in Watercolour, but I love a challenge, so plunge right in…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    I’m seeing more than 2 colors…..amazing…..

  • Yes because the right two colours can make many others when you mix them….take a deep blue tone and mix it with something like a sienna and you will achieve anything from black to green to brown…
    Thanks so much KJ…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • evon ski
    evon skiover 1 year ago

    oh soo very moody but gorgeous!

  • Thanks so much Yvonca…it’s a moody winter world right now…the sun never appeared to day at all..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MINDSET
    MINDSETover 1 year ago

    This is another awesome job………………

  • Thank you so much…very nice of you to say so..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jeff Burgess
    Jeff Burgessover 1 year ago

    Wonderful piece.

  • Thanks so much Jeff…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    ok….but what about the white….I have so much to learn

  • The white in Watercolour is the white of the page…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Fascinating work Janis; love the light in the sky that seems to be reflected off vapour in the air. The waves in the foreground that contrasts with that soft background is fascinating too.

  • Thanks so much MuiLing…you have analyzed the painting perfectly…I appreciate that very much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago


    Congratulations!! Superb Work!!

  • Thanks so much Tammera..

    – © Janis Zroback

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