“City of the mind
by childlike fantasies and
worries exhausted
of my mendacious mind
at nothing laughing
and for the flower crying
’cause it dies
not knowing how to save it
so nothing remains for this
fickle mind of mine but
to forget now and hereafter
— as it did before —
and thus continue on its own
to rhyme
lulled by the sea like a fish
"..Paola Bruna

This might be the last of my Impressionist views of Venice…there are ten in the collection…a good round number…
Gouache on Handmade Linen 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

    “City of the mind
    by childlike fantasies and
    worries exhausted
    of my mendacious mind
    "…to learn more about this painting, click description above…

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabeover 1 year ago

    great illustrative and moody

  • Thank you so much Jack..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 1 year ago

    Oh… This is wonderful, Janis! I raised my shoulders in admiration and connection as I viewed this painting! :)

  • Lovely of you to say so Angela…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 1 year ago

    Love the mystery in this, Janis!

  • Thank you so much Robin..I’m really happy you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work! An almost sparkly effect in the light quality. Is the linen paper a heavy weight? What is the surface like? Sounds interesting.

  • Thank you so much Cindy..the sparkly effect comes from the colour settling into the grain of the paper…I chose colours deliberately to create sparkles on the water and in the sky…the paper is 140 lb and is very uneven and very delicate..
    I spend the largest percentage (2/3) of my budget on paper and have no qualms in paying over ten dollars for a small (8×11) sheet, the next is paint and the last brushes….
    I am nuts about paper and I’m always seeking out new kinds as well as making my own….I showed how I make my own in the Solo Exhibition group..

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    a stunning collection……but if these were a set in a card store they may just want 2 more for an even dozen…….
    I have to go back and view all of the ones I have missed………between painting and teaching my swim classes this summer my time on the computer is shortened…………aloha always……

  • I am sure I will do more than ten..It just seems right for the moment…thanks so much KJ…glad you like them..

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Syl..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 1 year ago

    Wow, I like the Banrai effect with light and texture. Very nice.

  • Thanks so much…that is a new term for me…it feels exotic….what does it mean?

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghover 1 year ago

    Banrai is a RB artist who does exremely interesting works with light and texture.

  • Ooh….I will look him/her up…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Terri Maddock
    Terri Maddockover 1 year ago

    Another beautiful moody Venice work for the collection Janis – it is great to see a different view of Venice too

  • I am attempting to follow in the footsteps of the Impressionists view and interpretation of Venice, by simplifying the shapes and concentrating on light…using a rougher texture in the support and my brush strokes is to emphasize the decay that is all present …thanks so much Terri…glad you like it..

    – © Janis Zroback

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