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double city
contemplating your unquiet image
in the liquid mirror where like you
I see myself
desolate shell on the shore
you oblivious of your pearly heart
I of the sea’s voice
..excerpt Paola Bruna

Ruskin described the city in his “Stones of Venice” like "a ghost upon the sands of sea, so weak—so quiet,—so bereft of all but her loveliness, that we might as well doubt, as we watched her faint reflection in the mirage of the lagoon, which was the City, and which the Shadow."

This addition to my Cityscape gallery can be seen as a work in progress HERE
Scroll down the page to view the progress on page 12 and 13….

Thumbnails from my collection of Cityscapes HERE

Watercolour on Handmade 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 Zrobackover 1 year ago

    double city
    contemplating your unquiet image
    in the liquid mirror where like you
    I see myself
    …to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Beautiful artwork, Janis! Love the darkness of it and those great reflections.

  • Thanks so much Dot…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 1 year ago

    WOW This is truly a terrific work Janis!!! clap clap clap.

    I love the vision with these strong gorgeous colours, totally away from the usual venetian colours but so beautiful! A treat to look at. A fav!

  • Venice does have areas with very vivid colours like this on the outside of the houses, but in general I tend to invoke my own reality, how I feel about the subject matter…it’s all part of the oriental style of work where you paint what you recall and how you feel about what you saw..
    I am thrilled that you like it…thanks so much Beatrice…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Note:these are thumbnails from travel info for Italy…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    I love the photographs you have shared of your trips, as well as this inspired work, Janis.

  • Not my trips Frannie…just thumbnails from travel info on the web…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Nice reflection effect, cool workshop, looks like you’ve been having fun there!

  • Thanks so much Cindy…yes I enjoyed it so much I have started another…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Igor Shrayer
    Igor Shrayerover 1 year ago

    Janis, this is an amazing work. All these old windows and doors and their reflections are beautiful. I knew it’s your work when I’ve seen this painting. You have a great style!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    This and all of these are pure magic………wonderful use of powerful colors wahini Janis

  • Thank you so much KJ…I’m really happy you like them…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Super.. Very Iconic for Venice
    Well done Janice..

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 1 year ago

    I love how this one turned out :)

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work & color my friend ! Hugs

  • Thanks so much Tom…

    – © Janis Zroback

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