This painting, is inspired by Turner’s painting of a slave ship in the midst of a typhoon, which he called a “Typhon”…Turner captured the horror of the event and terrifying grandeur of nature through hot, churning color and light that merge sea and sky. The critic John Ruskin, the first owner of Slave Ship, wrote, “If I were reduced to rest Turner’s immortality upon any single work, I should choose this.”
I chose to create an abstract work evoking the turmoil of the storm, not so much stressing the wind and the waves, but instead ferocity and power portrayed by the intense shock of deep red amid the more serene blues

Aloft all hands, strike the top-masts and belay;
Yon angry setting sun and fierce-edged clouds
Declare the Typhon’s coming.
Before it sweeps your decks, throw overboard
The dead and dying – ne’er heed their chains
Hope, Hope, fallacious Hope!
Where is thy market now
?”..J.M.W. Turner

Acrylic on Canvas


Philip Gaida Fine Art Award
Special Merit
SoJie 18, August 2012

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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 Zrobackabout 5 years ago


    Yon angry setting sun and fierce-edged clouds
    Declare the Typhon’s coming
    .

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 5 years ago

    Pure magic janis..you are fabulous at putting such feeling into your work
    I love your new abstracts.
    ’this makes the imagination soar..well done!

  • How lovely of you to call it pure magic!!…thank you so much Catherine..I’m so pleased you like them :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 5 years ago

    you’re thinking it ……………out quite well………I can feel the power………….I like your description

  • Then you must take a look athe one before this…even more powerful…thank you so much DH… :))

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  • webbie
    webbieabout 5 years ago

    AW Job Sis…love your blending …great job ..hugggz

  • Thank you so much Thelma…how nice of you…

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    I can feel it! Fine abstract.

  • Thank you so much Jim…I’m glad you do.. :))

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  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisabout 5 years ago
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I love this! MMMMMMMMMMWA!
  • I love your comment Michael…welcome and thank you so much.. :))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisabout 5 years ago
    Your so very welcome hon
  • MichaelTravis
    MichaelTravisabout 5 years ago
    darn thang! MMMMMMMMMMWA!
  • LOL…..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesabout 5 years ago

    This is really stunning

  • Thank you so much Mel…how nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 5 years ago

    loads of heat coming off this one Janis…perfect words which turns on our imagination…a great abstract painting

  • I’m under the influence of Turner and the mystics these days…I went to a huge art show on the weekend with 500 artists participating…many were very contemporary styled work…I’m suffering a reaction…thanks so much Linda…

    – © Janis Zroback

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