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Landscape..The Journey...Is This Elysium? by © Janis Zroback

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“*Is This Elysium”, the fifth stage, is part of the semi-abstract Landscape Collection now named The Journey*…Watercolour on MDF…see the beginning of The Journey below…click on each image to see the enlarged version..

Is This Elysium?
The place the gods have set aside for man to rest?
All day long the sun and moon shone together in the sky…
Here are fields as high as the house, songs play from the windows…
Gold and green and princely red mix with the daises and the corn..
Is This Elysium
? J.Zroback

Wind and weather brought us to this place..
The distant sound of voices whisper across the water..
Night and Silence…who is here?
Solitude and Silence are our only companions…
How curious the light that shines on the water!!
Night and Silence..who is here?
Echo answers nothing
. ..J.Zroback

We were not certain, but we were on the way to somewhere..
The mountains in the distance seem to hold everything in shadow..
Where we were, was a field of poppies, but there was snow in the hedgerows..
Beyond were fields and yet more fields, then what appeared to be a ridge of smaller hills hidden by a block of dense trees…
Behind us the lands fell away to nothingness
..J. Zroback

Winter whispered softly as we turned our way homewards…
Why is it so dark you asked, scarcely daring to breathe…
I didn’t answer, but clasped you closer to my heart,
As snowflakes hung suspended in the deep blue night
… J. Zroback

Thou greatest Keeper of Secrets,
Most elusive, consummate Illusionist,
Riddlester non-pareil, Mazemaster,
Supreme Criptician -
From whom do You hide,
everywhere and nowhere?
For whom do You wait?
Who else?
Only the ocean can know the ocean
.

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERalmost 6 years ago

    I do love the abstract series you have been doing Janis….you create so much texture to them…in looking forward to seeing more of them!…anna ; )

  • I’m really pleased that you like them Anna…thank you so much….there will be more…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkeralmost 6 years ago

    wow..janis..I’m getting blown away here by your superb new paintings..the colours are magic..so clean and gorgeous- the combinations that you mix ..are perfect ..no kiiding these are totally wonderful ..so well done..beautiful paintings..all of them .. ..you seem to be changing and growing in a slightly different direction .. all Interesting.. and all of your work is fantastic.
    gee this is a long comment..I know..but I wanted you to know how beautiful they are..!!!

  • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Catherine…actually this style is not a new one for me, but just a different one that I have not shown here before…I like to use different styles, depending on the subject matter and how I feel it should be tackled…since this collection is about an imaginary journey, I decided to paint it in a semi- abstract way..using the MDF was part of the decision and the style with lots of texture speaks to the surreal atmosphere I wanted to create…I plan to use it in other related collections…
    I am so glad that they resonate with you and so many others…I hope you will still feel the same way when I change styles again for the next series coming up…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 6 years ago

    kinda looks like a kj….only abstract……… abstract……………
    Definitely Elysium…………………………

  • You are a very nice man KJ… :))) thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 6 years ago

    let’s hope it is so we can all rest in such a beautiful place…….another wonderful painting Janis

  • I want to go there right now!!…I’m so glad you like it Linda…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 6 years ago

    i am so plesaed to have followed your journey, Janis !!
    your work leaves me speechless !

  • I’m so happy that you are with me George…thank you for all your lovely comments…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 6 years ago

    marvellous trip so far Janis

  • Thank you so much Tone…it’s now becoming so real that I am starting to believe I have been there myself.. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • VanSnuG
    VanSnuGalmost 6 years ago

    For me, IT IS Elysium.
    Another Beautiful Fave @ the 1st Sight from you.
    Well, NO Surprise. :-)

  • Nice to see you Steven….I may go there in another life… thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 6 years ago

    These are excellent Janis, so much expression and feeling in them all. Extremely well done.

  • Welcome back Jim…I have missed you…I’m glad you like the series so far…I am certainly finding it very enjoyable, though watercolour on MDF is a distinct challenge…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Alison Cornford-Matheson
    Alison Cornfor...almost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work Janis! Yet another breath-taking series!

  • I’m so glad you like the series Alison…thank you so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganalmost 6 years ago

    I love to see and paint this type of scenery and you, Janis, have rendered it beautifully. Love it!

  • Thank you so much Bev…I’m really pleased you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

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