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Let the place of the solitaires
Be a place of perpetual undulation
.

Whether it be in mid-sea
On the dark, green water-wheel,
Or on the beaches,
There must be no cessation
Of motion, or of the noise of motion,
The renewal of noise
And manifold continuation;
And, most, of the motion of thought
And its restless iteration
,

In the place of the solitaires,
Which is to be a place of perpetual undulation
…Wallace Stevens

To Wallace Stevens, the world was a river, to a fisherman a river simply evokes fish, even in winter…the solitariness of the sport strangely enough is a metaphor for his words…there is “no cessation of motion”, and the continual whip back and forth reflecting the “motion of thought”, are that Stevens desires for the earth


Watercolour on Arches Not 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 Zroback11 months ago


    Let the place of the solitaires
    Be a place of perpetual undulation

    To learn more about this painting, click description above..

  • – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton11 months ago

    One brave sole out fishing, and enjoying the solitude. Great art piece!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Sergio Spagnolo
    Sergio Spagnolo11 months ago

    Very nice work Janis.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloake11 months ago

    OOOH you have done it again…

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...11 months ago

    Fabulous work, Janis . . . reminds me of growing up in Minnesota . . .

  • Thank you so much Carol and Mike….I used to live close to Minnesota in the border town of Thunder Bay Ont…ice fishing is very popular up there…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • billfox256
    billfox25611 months ago

    “There is a charm in solitude that cheers,
    A feeling that the world knows nothing of.”
    {John Clare}

    A really beautiful painting!!!! Bill

  • Thanks so much Bill…what a lovely quotation and compliment!….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke11 months ago

    Gorgeous creation and work. I love the gentle feel of this.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Imi Koetz
    Imi Koetz11 months ago

    Beautiful, Janis…………..

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...11 months ago

    Wonderful painting….and feel. ..

  • Thank you so much KJ…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffey11 months ago

    Wonderful reflections. This scene made me shivery!

  • Thank you so much Susan…it’s meant to do just that.. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

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