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A vibrant, almost neon, pink oriental poppy.

Painted in artist quality watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper, the original work measures 15″ × 11″

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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  • rusanovska
    rusanovskaover 1 year ago


  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Amazing piece Ruth. this gorgeous contrasting bloom just comes right off the screen.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    This is soooo beautiful. I sigh in praise of this delicate, yet bold beauty. You so do these justice.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    June 14, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 1 year ago

    This is stunning Ruth – I love the simplicity and the “hinted at” complexity. Having just thrown my latest painting of an Oriental Poppy in the bin, I know how difficult it is to achieve that balance!

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your feature

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 1 year ago

    oh my Ruth this is gorgeous….love the title too!

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  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    What a beauty, Ruth! I love pink, and this has just perked up my morning. Congratulations on your feature in Painters Academics, today!

  • Stephie Butler
    Stephie Butlerover 1 year ago

    One of your best for sure Ruth..A real beauty..

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