This Poppy was not on the cards, not in my plans at all…Poppies are done for the year here, but there was on last late bloom near my lavender tree…it was so strange, there by itself like an after thought…so I decided to make it large and important, give it power and that end I used several layers of colour with bleed proof White (which never lives up to its name and that’s why I use it…I want the bleeding), repeatedly drowning it in water and repainting, then letting the water and paint sit on the surface, moving it with a heat gun, until I got the right effect…Toronto Ontario, Canada…

Watercolour on Arches HP Paper

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers…Claude Monet

Sgraffito Poppy

Poppy Fields


Two Poppies

Poppies 2

Poppies…Empty Studio


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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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    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethover 4 years ago

    Devilishly good fun Janis!! Gorgeous, striking Reds, a great moody central Green…so dynamic!

  • I am thrilled that you like this Marion…you are the flower expert…thanks so much…it’s nice to see you…btw…lovely way to express it…

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  • Alexander Knuplez
    Alexander Knuplezover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much…

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    well done almost looks otter woldly apoppy of the universe .wonderfulcolours Janis !LIZ

  • Thanks so much Liz…

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    janis excuse the typo ,I meant other worldly, hope that helps LIZ

  • Thanks so much Liz…glad you like it…

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  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Wow, strong presents and wonderful richness. Love it.

  • Lovely of you to say so Ann…thank you so much…

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  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 4 years ago

    So pretty!!

  • Thank you so much Alison…

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  • Carol Berliner
    Carol Berlinerover 4 years ago

    Wooooooooooow just wooooooooow! amaaaaazing work as always! instant fav of course!

  • How lovely of you Carol…thank you so much…

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  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    fiery and striking Janis…bet you had fun creating it!

  • I certainly did…it’s my favourite Poppy of the group, as I know what went into creating it and the idea behind it as well…thanks so much Linda…

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