Landscape...The Journey...Out There by ©Janis Zroback

Landscape...The Journey...Out There by 

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Out There" is the 7th stage of The Journey…How often have you felt it’s you alone against what’s out there? No way through that you can see…impenetrable barriers everywhere…you can’t see…you don’t even want to look…our travellers have reached such a place…there is light beyond where they are but they don’t know how to get there…the valley of peace seems further away than ever…have they lost their way?

You can view the other stages of the Journey, painted in watercolour on MDF, by clicking on each image below…

There it lay, before me, as they had
said it would: a distance
I’d wish to cross
excerpt C. Phillips

We reached the Valley of MIsts the next day…it was just as described…snow was still settled in the gullies and our shoes made no sound as we trudged over the rocky terrain…we stood for a while in silence….the quiet seemed to echo around us…no bird sang…our destination was still some ways off …The Journey..Janis Zroback

These hills, to hurt me more,
That am hurt already enough.
Having left the sea behind,
Having turned suddenly and left the shore
That I had loved beyond all words
. excerpt E. St Vincent Millay

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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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackabout 6 years ago

  • There it lay, before me, as they had
    said it would: a distance
    I’d wish to cross,
    then try to, then leave
    off wishing. Words like arc,
    and trajectory. And push. The words
    themselves over time
    coming to matter
    the way, in painting, color does: less,
    finally, than the gesture
    each stroke

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Great painting Janis! Very dramatic colors!
    How true what you said… I can feel it right now myself…

  • It’s all part of the Journey we’re on…we’re in it together….some ahead, some behind, some old some young…each painting represents a stage that we reach as artists and as people…recognizing it as a stage and embracing it as such helps us to get to the next one…I’m glad you like the series Dana…thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • artist4peace
    artist4peaceabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Racheli
    Racheliabout 6 years ago

    Feel as walking in, what a great composition, vibrant vivid fantastique Janis.

  • I am so pleased to see you again Rachel…thank you so much…I’m glad you like the series…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • cozycomfycouch
    cozycomfycouchabout 6 years ago

    Truly wonderful! :D

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work as always Janis!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoabout 6 years ago

    cool in parts warming in parts a very clever visual balance ………..well painted Jansi

  • Thank you so much Tone…these semi-abstracts are very enjoyable to paint as they are from my imagination…glad you like them..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • blamo
    blamoabout 6 years ago

    oooooooooooops Janis

  • coolart
    coolartabout 6 years ago

    Great colours and composition

  • Thank you so much…I’m glad you like it.

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    glorious hues !!!
    beautiful painting!!!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

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