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Tropics.. Heat and Old Bamboo by © Janis Zroback

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Nothing is more loved than bamboo.
Tragedy is a form of excess.
Natural forms of excess, blooms, in a species inevitably lead to its doom.
Many bamboos bloom only once a lifetime: flower, fruit, seed, die.
Entire stands have undergone these changes as one.
Scientists cannot tell what triggers loyalty.
I am not loved like this.
In the end, seed drifts may be ankle deep
excerpt ..D Snyder

Heat and old bamboo….part of everyday life in the tropics…this painting evokes the bamboo fire theory where bamboos cause their own fires in order to weed out the old and make room for the new growth…although the theory is disputed, I think it makes for romantic ideas about the fastest growing grass in the word..part of the Tropics collection…

Watercolour on Arches Not Paper

Bamboo Night

Down Amongst the Sugar Cane


asia, bamboo, chinese brush painting, cbp, janis zroback, landscape, oriental, trees, watercolor, yellow

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
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  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant work Janis the colors and the feeling are wonderful.

  • Lovely of you David…thank you so much…

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  • Christine Clarke
    Christine Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Nice work and sentiment Janis. All things in nature happen for a reason as you have reminded us.

  • Yes they do…thank you so much…I really appreciate it…

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  • David M Scott
    David M Scottalmost 4 years ago

    Janis, another winner, add on to the many. Such a pleasant, soft, application of just the right presentation.. Bravo! Bravo!. David

  • What a lovely compliment!!..thank you so much David…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 4 years ago

    Love everything about this one, favored it immediately. Very fine work Janis.

  • How lovely of you Jim!!…thank you so much…

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well done Janis this has the look of old world tropical painting wonderful work andcolour well done Liz

  • Thank you so much Liz…truly nice of you… :))

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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    really wonderful work, everything about it!

  • Thank you so much Leslie…very good of you to say so…

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Love this! Wonderful golden tones.

  • Thank you so much Dot…really nice of you…

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  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Came back to look again – soo lovely , the gold light and fine detail are exquisite!

  • That’s wonderful Leslie…such a lovely compliment…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackalmost 4 years ago

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