A modern, contemporary watercolour of three delicate poppies on a white background.

The original work measures 15″ × 11″ and is painted with watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour paper.


poppies, summer, remembrance, red, floral, flowers, watercolour, watercolor, poppy

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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  • marlene veronique holdsworth
    marlene veroni...11 months ago

    So lovely and delicate

  • Thank you Marlene :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Aleksandra Kabakova
    Aleksandra Kab...11 months ago


  • Thank you!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghan11 months ago

    this is gorgeous Ruth…the soft pastel colours are beautifully painted…

  • Thank you Linda, I have finally learnt that less is more when it comes to red!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarke11 months ago

    Fabulous and elegant work.

  • Thank you so much Bunny :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillips11 months ago

    Light, elegant and very beautifully painted. Wonderful work Ruth.

  • Thank you for your continued support and nice comments Jim! :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jeanette Muhr
    Jeanette Muhr11 months ago


    Featured September 13th

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffin11 months ago

    really lovely!

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature11 months ago

    I am always in awe of your work, Ruth. Congratulations on your feature in Fabulous Flowers! This is gorgeous – FAVE:>)

  • HannaAschenbach
    HannaAschenbach9 months ago

    Ruth, all your flowers are great !!!

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walker9 months ago

    Congratulations! Here is your permanent feature page for this wonderful work!
    Please use this feature page to leave your comments and congratulate fellow artists featured along with you! :-)

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