Two beautiful egrets surrounded by a sea of lotus flowers stare off into the distance, creating a picturesque scene.
Nikole says: “This was one of my favourite pieces to work on and I love the result. The white of the egrets against the earthy tones of the Xuan paper creates a striking finish and I love how it shows the brushstrokes.”
Being a central focus of many artists work from various Eastern traditions; the lotus flower is revered as sacred for its rare life cycle and ability to bloom through unlikely growing conditions. The delicate lines seen on each petal add a certain grace which is highlighted further by the soft white feathers of the egret heron.
The traditional Chinese style of painting used in this piece brings a striking elegance and beauty, whilst complimenting the symbolic nature of the content. This design is perfect for anyone who would like to bring the healing qualities of this bird and flower into their space. With its simplicity in use of line and colour; as a feature wall this design will no doubt draw welcome attention from anyone who enters the space.