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
..P Bruna

So much of the city is in ruins, yet people live with the crumbling walls broken windows and doors, seemingly unconcerned with the decrepitude that surrounds them…there is a kind of majesty in the decaying buildings…it’s magic has them in thrall…
Nighttime the ruins of the city disappear, only the slight figure of the gondolier, shows in the half light

Gouache with Pen and Calle on Handmade 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

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

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 1 year ago

    Janis, this is very powerful; it stirs the senses. I can hear the lap-lap-lap of the water, smell the slightest trace of dank. Mystery and beauty: marvelous combination. Love the words, too.

  • Thanks so much for the lovely comment Robin…I too can hear that lap of the water and hoped others would hear it as well…

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    My first thoughts on looking at the work, and seeing your title, were abandoned. And now I read this in your poetic description. I love the curve of the building on the right, echoed by the curve of the gondola bow and the light which beckons.

  • Thank you so much Frannie…there is so much to this city, so much to explore in painting, that is so exciting…
    I just posted one to my other gallery that I might publish here later on..I’m really happy you are enjoying it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 1 year ago

    Such vibrant, powerful pieces! Awesome series!

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

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  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troyaover 1 year ago

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    I like the almost dream state depicted in this one Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerover 1 year ago


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

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    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    great work

  • Thanks so much Syl..

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  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago

    JUNE 21st, 2013
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  • Thank you so much Mary…

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  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 1 year ago

    06-22-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much Kira…

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