Purple allium flowers on an abstract background in shades of blue.

Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico HP, the original work measures 5.5″ × 7.5″


allium, garden, floral, flowers, summer, purple, mauve, stars, watercolor, watercolour, blue, cyan, pretty

I have a passion for watercolours and love to play with colour, exploring the effect of combining pigment and water on the paper. Challenging the traditional view that watercolours are pale and washy, I love vibrant colour used in exciting combinations. I am especially drawn to flowers, their three dimensional forms presenting endless challenges.

I won the SAA Amateur Artist of the Year 2012 for my painting “Cosmic Poppies”.

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  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    beautiful wiork

  • jewelskings
    jewelskingsover 1 year ago

    I would love to see this awesome piece in the Globes,Spheres and Curves Group!

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    beautiful light… a lovely painting Ruth

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous colour and rendering of the blooms, Ruth. Love this!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous watercolor, such a beautiful dreamy palette!

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Just lovely Ruth, love the transition in the background colours.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    This is sublime! As most of your works are. I like this because of all the pastels throughout the image.

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...over 1 year ago

    This is gorgeous. Such feminine and pretty!

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    March 20, 2013


  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 1 year ago

    So very beautiful! Beautiful colors…such a warm feel your lovely work, Ruth.

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