At Cold Mountain, clouds enfold the sharp cliffs.

Below, the river eddies around sharp stones.
From here I hear the ancient fisherman
Sing to his single oar, fashioning his wake.
I do not choose to listen, but the mountain
Pines at my secluded thought, nonetheless.
The sparrow, unperturbed, brings twine
From the old man’s net, and busies himself on my wall
..HanShan.

Hanshan was a poet of the Tang dynasty…in his later years, dissatisfied with life, he wandered a remote place called Cold Mountain, in the Tien Tai range in southern China..
I have painted the Cold Mountain in many different ways, interpreting the poetry of Hanshan from my imagination..today ’s evocation is Sunset on the Cold Mountain…
I always paint first then read the poems afterwards, discovering to my surprise that Hanshan had already interpreted my painting
….

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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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Comments

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 3 years ago

    Love it, Janis! Cold Mountain, indeed.

  • Thank you so much Kay…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice work, I wish sometime I could see the originals!

  • Thank you so much Cindy..the original looks exactly like this…maybe a tiny bit darker as the camera seems to lighten images a bit….

    – © Janis Zroback

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

    Absolutely adore the Chinese homes, along the mountainside, and what seems like a rushing waterfall. I can only imagine its beautiful sound as it makes its way to the lake below. The warm colors backdropping the turquoise are beautiful.

  • I am thrilled that you like this Frannie…Chinese Brush painting style suits me perfectly as it is emotion recollected in tranquillity…it is not meant to be an accurate representation, but more the thoughts and feelings of the artist as he/she remembers the experience….hence the stange perspective …thanks so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago

    lovely beauty ! cold and oh so remote a spot a great view from your imagination Janis!Liz

  • Thanks so much Liz….I have never been to China and will probably never go there so it allows my imagination to run riot….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 3 years ago

    LOVE THIS ONE VERY MUCH JANIS!!
    ALMOST A STRANGE 3 DIMENSIONAL FEEL TO IT!

  • Thank you so much Tammera…I’m really happy you like it…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    This is just perfect..the colours and the whole design are superb!
    P
    xx

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

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Barbara…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 3 years ago

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

    You know I appreciate uniquely strange perspectives. This is as interesting far away as it is close up, due to the composition and tone decipherable at a distance.

  • Chinese Brush painting is unique in that way…the ordinary rules of perspective in western art do not apply as man is not supposed to be bigger than nature….

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 3 years ago

    Amazing work Janis!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith….glad you like it….

    – © Janis Zroback

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