The Gardener's Reward - Jan Lawnikanis

Jan Lawnikanis

The Gardener's Reward

38 x 56 cmFramed: 64 x 82 x 2cmTransparent Watercolour On PaperSoldFor these roses, I painted multiple glazes and layers, building up all the nuances of colour and form. The background required many passes with the brush to achieve such a strong dark contrast.
This painting reflects my own personal perception of beauty, where I am inspired to record nature in some of its finest moments. Both the gardener and I have certainly reaped a pleasing reward.

I am delighted that this was recently chosen to represent Australia in Italy for the Fabriano In Aquarelle international watercolour exhibition.