The third in the Series of Oriental Paintings…..set in the Mountains of China…

It’s the end of the day, and the catch has been good….I’m almost home….I stop to rest near the temple…the sound of the bell echoes across the water. Janis

Ink and Watercolour on Rice Paper.



Lofting sail a thousand miles
I could not find a famous mountain.
I moor my boat outside Hsuan-yang
to gaze at last at Hsiang-lu peak.
Once I read the master monk.
He walked outside this world of dust.
Now his Tung-lin hut lies near;
through evening sun I hear a bell
. Meng Haoran

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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  • Kat Miller
    Kat Millerover 6 years ago

    Very nice art work.

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ram Castillo
    Ram Castilloover 6 years ago

    im totally digging the watercolour and ink treatment.

  • I thought these would make a restful change from the brilliant colours I normally indulge in. I’m glad you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 6 years ago

    Lovely work.

  • Thank you so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 6 years ago

    Beautiful artwork, I’ve never worked with rice paper, is it difficult to work with ?

  • Thank you so much….rice paper can be frustrating at first, as you learn to control the ink….
    I have two journal entries on Chinese Brush Painting here, and plan to add more as often as I can for those who are interested in learning more about this interesting art form,

    – © Janis Zroback

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioover 6 years ago

    I have two bottles of the Chinese inks….red and black , It came with a brush or calligraphy type of tool. I have never used it, I’ll have to pull it out. Thanks for the info, I’ll have to check out your journals :)

  • There are two entries so far….in this type of scenario, one can only touch the surface, but I’ll do my best and hopefully a few people would become interested in either trying this style of painting, or at least experimenting with the ink and paper.

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Darla  Logsdon
    Darla Logsdonover 6 years ago

    Beautiful image! Nicely done!

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • debteraI
    debteraIover 6 years ago

    Beautiful scene.

  • Thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Stzar
    Stzarabout 6 years ago

  • Thank you so much Karon….I’m so pleased…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • John Fish
    John Fishabout 6 years ago

    masterful watercolor work. just beautiful control of the medium and great vibrant colors

  • Thank you for that wonderful comment John…this piece is part of my Chinese Brush painting collection, paintings and writings her on RB…mostly executed in inks with colour added..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • amarica
    amaricaabout 6 years ago

    Awesome work Janis!!! Congratulations on being featured in the ALL COUNTRIES – Streams, Brooks, Creeks, Rivers, Ponds & Lakes group!!!

  • Thank you so much Amarica…

    – © Janis Zroback

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