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Landscape...Leaving Home..Moon's Journey Pt 1 by © Janis Zroback

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It was dawn when Moon set out on the first leg of her thousand mile journey to find work, leaving Star behind with the five small ones…the time had come for her to go…they had had no fish for a long time…sometimes the weeds would float and clog the river for many weeks and the boats could not get through…there was very little rice left and what was there had to be given to the little ones…she hitched her pack more comfortably on her shoulders and looked back to where a few lights shone in the village nestled below the mountain…who knew when she might see them again…not for at least a year and maybe not for a very long time…turning her head she stopped and gazed at the weeds with their yellow flowers floating on the water near the path…oh they looked so pretty!!…her only companions were two little birds drinking from the shallow pools…how she envied their freedom…the sun was getting brighter…a few clouds scudded before the wind…time she was moving on…JZ..

Technically this is not part of my Chinese Brush painting series, but is definitely reminiscent of them in subject if not in technique or media…“Moon’s Journey” may continue for a while as I am definitely interested in her story and I want to know what happens to her…I am thinking of several scenarios, but in the end the story might just be too big for me to do it justice…this is the fourth in my series of journey paintings

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches Alone in our room.
And my little, far-off children, too young to understand what keeps me away, or even remember Chang’an.
By now, her hair will be mist-scented, her jade-white arms chilled in its clear light.
When will it find us together again, drapes drawn
Open, light traced where it dries our tears
..Tu Fu

See Journey 3 HERE

See Journey 2 HERE

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 Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • kafka
    kafkaover 4 years ago

    spectacular watercolour Janis!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 4 years ago

    Janis this is supurb!!! nice blues there.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    This is lovely.

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    this is gorgeous Janis the blues are amazing! enjoying the journey very much :-)

  • Thank you so much Linda…I’m so glad you like it…the next leg of her journey is coming up today…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 4 years ago

    so fabulous janis..a beautiful painting, well done!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! Love those brilliant colours Janis.

  • Thank you so much Lynda…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • sharpie
    sharpieover 4 years ago

    Fabulous colours, love this style!

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much Francis…

    – © Janis Zroback

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