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Rhythm of Life...Swept Away by © Janis Zroback

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‘_*Organic’… means that the work is an extension of your blood and body: it has the rhythm of nature. There exists a state of feeling that when you reach it, when you hit it, you can’t go wrong. The work carries a body rhythm. You can’t do the slick… the gimmicky or dishonest*_. (Nell Blaine)

This painting has many influences…I thought of the Ruth amid the “alien corn” from Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale”…
The idea of being swept away is usually associated with waves and deep water, but my idea was waves of wheat or grass…I find them almost as scary as the sea…you can get lost in them……the grasses, or corn or wheat, move in rhythm with the wind and are tossed and blown by it…
One is lost amid all the trials of life, swept away by it’s responsibilities, caught up in it’s exigencies, trapped by necessity, back bent by the weight…allowing oneself to move with the flow often works for the best…soon the wind dies down…it must

Watercolour on Arches HP Paper

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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 Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 4 years ago

    Janis, this is absolutely beautiful!! You captured motion perfectly.

  • Lovely of you to say so Tibby…thank you so much…that’s really good to know…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, it has such a nice golden flow to it.

  • Thanks so much Ann…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Wonderful use of colors and the movement is spectacular. I can almost hear the strong wind blowing.

  • Thanks so much Dot…that’s great to know…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago



  • Thanks so much Debra…very nice of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • webbie
    webbieover 4 years ago

    This is just Beautiful it huggggz

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • allicata
    allicataover 4 years ago

    I think this is my most favorite of yours Janis!!!

  • Thanks so much Allison…very nice of you…I have quite a few windblown paintings that are similar in feeling…. 5 or 6 I think or maybe more…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 4 years ago

    Wow! You are really on fire here! This reminds me so much of the prairie grass fires we use to have out on the farm in North West Iowa. It’s got the heat and the intensity.

  • It’s so good to know I got it right…90% of my paintings are from imagination and this one is too…I have never been to the prairies but have seen it on T.V only…thanks so much Randy…

    – © Janis Zroback

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