I have need of the sky, I have business with the grass; I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling lone and high, And the slow clouds go by. I will get me away to the waters that glass the clouds as they pass. I will get me away to the woods.. Richard Hovey

Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert.
Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, the voyage flows on forever.
We are all canoers…we are all passengers on this little mossy
ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth.
Joy, shipmates, joy
… Edward Abbey…

Watercolour of the Lake of the Woods Ontario, 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


    I have need of the sky, I have business with the grass; I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling lone and high, And the slow clouds go by. I will get me away to the waters that glass the clouds as they pass. I will get me away to the woods.. Richard Hovey


  • Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert…click description to read more about this painting…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    so beautiful

  • Thank you so much…

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  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 1 year ago

    A beautiful scene, love the sky and its reflection.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Very lovely Janis, like the boat and individual placed in the scene.

  • I thought you would…I don’t often place people in my paintings and almost never a boat of any kind, but this is about going off to the woods, so it was fitting to add them…thanks so much Jim..

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

    You outdoor paintings are as lovely as always; and love the sense of solitude added by the human figure. And lovely combination of orange and blues.

  • What a lovely compliment…thank you so much MuiLing…hope all is fine with you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks so much Syl…very nice of you..

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

    I like what you’ve done here wahini….aside from your color combinations…this appears personal with the boost and fisherman….a+

  • My father in law was a great woodsman and taught me about canoeing and fishing the lakes plus skidooing (snowmobiling)…this is a snippet of Lake of the Woods which were his favourite haunts…I fish quite well actually…
    Thanks so much KJ…glad you like the painting..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadeover 1 year ago
    I will get me away to the woods… wonderful idea…beautifully created
  • Everyone needs to do that once in a while…I lived there for several years, not to mention the rainforest where I grew up…I’m really happy you like the painting…thanks so much Mark..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Great reflection and intense color/light!

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

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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Nice work my friend. My favorite so far. Hugs

  • Thanks so much Tom.. That’s very nice of you..

    – © Janis Zroback

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