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The northern mountain is blanked in cloud;
for one who hides away, it’s pleasing — perfect.
So that we could visit each other, I’ve tried to climb high;
My heart follows along, like a wild goose, to exhaustion.
I worry because of the thin dusk that comes up,
but the clear autumn prevails and you can feel it.
It’s the hour to see village people returning;
they walk on the sand, rest at the ferry landing.
At the edge of the sky, the trees look like grass;
Near the river bank is an islet shaped like the moon.
How welcome if you met me with some wine!
We’d share, intoxicated together through the autumn festival
…Meng Haoran 691-740 CE

Chinese Brush Painting is all about spareness and suggestibility…a lot is left to the viewer to add…to contemplate….
Man is always under the thrall of nature…
This painting is a birds eye view of mountains, a village hidden in the hillside, a grove of trees and fishing boats, floating in the banks of clouds…an abstract vision “at the edge of the sky”

Watercolour and Inks on Fabriano Not Paper…please view large so as not to miss the details…

More Chinese Brush Paintings Here

My How to article Here


Winter…Across the Plain.


Cold Mountain Winter


On Cold Mountain


The Last Catch


Early Morning Feed


Cold Mountain


Path to the Cold Mountain

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asia, chinese brush painting, mountains, oriental, season, watercolor, white, winter, janis zroback

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 Zrobackabout 4 years ago

  • StacyLee
    StacyLeeabout 4 years ago

    Very nice Janis! I love those colors and textures!

  • Thank you so much Stacy…nice to see you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Janis

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Janis. Love the CBP!

  • I have written a number of how to articles on CBP…if you want to try it, they are in my writing and journal pages right att the beginning…I’m so glad you like them Dot…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • kafka
    kafkaabout 4 years ago

    what a fantastic series of works Janis! (x) beautiful use of the medium – and I love the way that you have used traditional vertical perspective – gives the paintings great integrity and authenticity – really lovely work!

  • Lovely to know that you are enjoying the series Nigel…
    I have not added to the collection for years, so felt it was the time to paint some more…
    I like to do at least 20 in a series, and 40 when I’m really having a good time with it…years ago, and shortly after I did the first few paintings, I dared to have a show, and was incredibly flattered when professional Chinese painters in their 80s, thought I had been painting like in this style my whole life…in fact I had just started the month before…never been to China or the East for that matter, but I love using my imagination, and this style gives my imagination full scope…thank you so much for stopping by to comment…I really appreciate it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerabout 4 years ago

    simply incredible talent, beautiful work!

  • Lovely of you to say so Cathy…thank you so much….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Janis, this has to be viewed larger! I see trees, homes with red rooftops, and as I back away all blends into a beautiful series of hues. Oh! I see that you’ve described what I just saw (doh). Beautiful work. I love this medium and your talent.

  • Thank you so much Jan…yes it definitely has to be viewed large or you’ll miss some of the secrets of the “Edge of the Sky”…initially I thought I could not post it as it’s hard to see the details, but viewing large brings it to life…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    And I don’t know what’s involved with Chinese Brush Painting, beyond the spareness you mention, but I’ll google or wikipedia. How cool to be able to create!

  • I have written a series of How-to articles on the topic of CBP painting…see link above right to one of them…they are in my first writing and also my first journal pages…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • JanT
    JanTabout 4 years ago

    Yes, I found those and they’re better than wikis!

  • What a lovely compliment…thank you so much Jan…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 4 years ago

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