Between the Darkness and the Light by ©Janis Zroback

Between the Darkness and the Light by 

The above abstract cityscape, was created for Sojie 12 workshop….
It was based on the the photo by Shutterbug called Somewhere in the Middle
This is my fourth translation of photos for Sojie…if you have not been to see the workshop it is an eye opener and well worth it… addition, you can see how I created this work, by clicking the above link

Acrylic on Canvas…5316 Views 67 Faves…

I will quote my answer to Billyboy"s comment as to my thought processes in creating the work… "When I saw the photo, I did think of destruction and decided that destruction would be part and parcel of the whole scheme, but also that the support would be part of it…
So not just a painting of destruction, but the destruction of the paint, in part going right to the fibers of the canvas..
At the same time there is light…the light that comes from hope…the light that glowed right from the start, that was there all the time, but which got obscured along the way…a viewer can get a spiritual awakening from the experience as evinced by Michael’s choice of music for his title, or take it as something very physical, very literal

More of my cityscapes

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..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Wow! I feel like I want to go searching in this one. :)

  • Thank you so much Ann…who knows what you might find.. :))

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayover 3 years ago

    Cool, very modern, love it! :O)

  • That’s great…thank you so much Vanessa….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Awesome!! . . .

  • Thank you so much Hugh…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    :o) Have a super week-end.

  • Thanks Ann..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Janis……has wonderful feel !!

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

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Very mysterious, like the mind, really. I love the glow through the purple haze – very effective, Janis. Congratulations on your 4th and final amazing work for this show!

  • Thank you so much Frannie…it’s been a wonderful experience….this last collab. was the most interesting of the lot as it involved techniques I had not used in a very long time and was thrilled to use again…I think it has spawned a new series too…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • See my additional narrative above…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 3 years ago

    wow!! Janice I saw this on the top of the page and had to see what it was and who did …You did a wonderful job on this as with all your art..I love it!!

  • Thank you so much Sherri…lovely of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • DLKeur
    DLKeurover 3 years ago

    Extraordinary in every way.

  • How lovely of you D.L….thank you so much..

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalover 3 years ago

    Love it, it’s a wonderful abstract work, well composed, love the colors.

  • Thank you so much Marlies…lovely of you to say so…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jeannine St-Amour
    Jeannine St-Amourover 3 years ago

    Very nice Janice!

  • Thank you so much Jeannine…

    – ©Janis Zroback

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