The original working title was “How to Torture Your Husband”……. or, to be more accurate, my husband! He LOVES liquorice allsorts, and watching me painting this was pure torture for him. He now has a massive craving for these delicious sweets.

Painted from a wonderful reference image provided by Dianna Ponting with permission to paint. Watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper using artists quality paints.

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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  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensover 6 years ago

    Mhhhh, such a torture to me, too, I’m like your husband, just loving liquorice and at the moment due to my pregnancy I can’t eat any at all…yes I have a huge craving!! Your painting is absolutely amazing, the colours are so bang on and the texture of the pieces looks so real!! Delicious!!

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 6 years ago

    Wonderful colors and patterns. I love this!

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 6 years ago

    i love the colours and the sweet reflections

  • GloriaDK
    GloriaDKover 6 years ago

    Ruth I too love them and they make my mouth water looking at this one. My birthday tomorrow I might just buy some to celebrate and not worry about kilos.

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensabout 6 years ago

    O now, get this out of my face, please!
    I love this candy and you rendered it beatifully

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosalmost 5 years ago

    Would you please be so kind and consider to enter this beautiful capture into the group Sweet Tooth LINK

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosover 4 years ago

  • Paola Svensson
    Paola Svenssonover 4 years ago

    Yummy, and my favourites. Great work and I like the colors and the lighting in this painting a lot. Congrats!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 4 years ago

    I want licorice! This is beautiful! What color!

  • Ian Sanders
    Ian Sandersover 4 years ago

    Mmm. Beautiful.

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