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The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go
.

The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow,
And the storm is fast descending
And yet I cannot go
.

Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go
.E.Bronte

The poem is about bearing the things that are sent to try us in this world, even facing our own mortality…my little bird, safely on his branch, appears to be nonplussed at the tumult below him…he has seen it often and knows there is nothing to fear…we should follow his example..

A Chinese Brush Painting in Watercolour on Arches Not Paper…view large to see details…

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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 Zrobackabout 1 year ago


    The night is darkening round me,
    The wild winds coldly blow;
    But a tyrant spell has bound me
    And I cannot, cannot go
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…


  • Clouds beyond clouds above me,
    Wastes beyond wastes below;
    But nothing drear can move me;
    I will not, cannot go

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Well, I love your Chinese brush paintings, and your cresting wave does not disappoint. The addition of the bird is unexpected, and a sweet reminder of the delicate lives who weave in and out of nature, even cataclysmic storms, to continue with their life and destiny.

  • Yes I wanted to contrast the delicacy of the little bird and it’s small size with the tumultuous waves below…the contrast is also in the brush strokes…delicate for the bird, and big and bold for it’s surroundings..
    I don’t do enough of these, but plan to augment the collection as the weather gets warmer…thanks so much Frannie…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • I also wanted to talk about how fear paralyses us…hope I’m not being to obvious….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MINDSET
    MINDSETabout 1 year ago

    This is really wild…… nice coloring………….

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 1 year ago
  • Wonderful news…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you so much Cindy…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Powerful message your little birdie is expressing…..we should all cast away our fears and have the strength to face them….nice composition wahini Janis

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous . . .

  • Thank you so much Hugh…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • linskudd
    linskuddabout 1 year ago

    I love this – the wave & the bird – wonderful.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Richard George
    Richard Georgeabout 1 year ago

    magical..

  • Thank you so much Richard…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    strong message Janis and a powerful painting …wonderful work!

  • Thank you so much Linda…glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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