Indigo" is all about the colour, the mood, and the haunting romantic feeling of early 19th century landscapes…
I have emptied it of all human reference and made it slightly abstract….meaning is not confirmed, but left to the viewer’s imagination…it is wild nature, shown as infinite, sky and water meeting in concert….there is no ground on which to stand, unless the pale area in the front represents it, and the horizon, barely present, does not offer anything on which to fix our gaze….in the pale moonlight we struggle to make out something recognizable but it escapes us again and again…life is like that…we can only hope for clarification as time wears on

This belongs with my Hardy series….though not representing any particular one of his books, it embodies the spirit of the landscape that figures so strongly in all of them….

See also"Mauve" and “The Hush” below painted many years ago, but also in the same genre

Watercolour on Arches Paper

The Return of the Native

Wessex Tales 2

The End of the Day

The Hush



blue, clouds, grey, janis zroback, ocean, sea, storm, watercolour, waves, moody, moody and evocative, indigo

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 Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much…lovely to see you..

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  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Beautiful :))

  • Thanks so much Colleen…very nice of you..

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    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    I love this one, Janis so moody and full of mystery !!!!
    an instat fave !

  • How nice of you George…thank you so much…

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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    Big moody sky! Wonder-full work and meaningful;-) Thank you for your ongoing inspiration to me as an artist and thinker:-)

  • Thanks so much Leslie…you’re very welcome…

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  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    stuning art work

  • Thanks so much Leonie…very nice of you..

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    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much Tereza…very nice of you..

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    The inky blues caught me up in this. Also the faint pattern of something in the sky, but like you said, you can’t quite recognize it. Just wonderful!

  • Thanks so much Dot…I’m so glad this resonated with you…

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  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, just beautiful, color and brush…..I ran out the good enough words to describe my amusement.

  • Thanks so much Tokiko…very nice of you..

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  • AmandaT
    AmandaTover 4 years ago

    This is Beautiful.

  • Thanks so much Amanda…very nice of you..

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