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Fern is a pedigree English Springer Spaniel puppy, isn’t she cute? However I’ve lost more blood while puppy-sitting her than I have in 20 years.

She’s painted in watercolour on 140lb Fabriano Artistico extra white cold pressed paper, and 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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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 1 year ago

    how adorable

  • Thank you Luda :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeabout 1 year ago

    Oh Ruth you have done it! This is soooo cute and beautifully executed!!!!! A fav!

  • Aaaaw thanks Beatrice, she was fun to paint!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Vitta!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 1 year ago

    Such sweet, adoring eyes.

  • Thanks Marsha, I wish they were always so adoring!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 1 year ago

    What wonderful work Ruth! Love it!

  • Thank you so much Lynda, I’m out of practice with animals but I’m really happy with how this went :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    Hard to believe how adorable they can look and then how ornery they turn out to be. :o) Very sweet work.

  • Hahaha, I’ve never had dogs let alone puppies, so she’s an education to me for sure! My daughter and her partner have been taking her to training classes and are making slow progress, hopefully she’ll settle down soon….. thanks Bunny :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you for this honour Jainiemac! :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    He’s a tough guy alright. I’d like to see him attack a bedroom slipper, bet he can do some real damage. Cute, really cute. Very nicely done Ruth.

  • Hahahaha! You win the prize for best comment Jim! She’s sweet when she’s in a good mood, but yes, she can quickly destroy anything she gets hold of!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 1 year ago

    brilliant work !!!

  • Thank you! :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarabout 1 year ago

    Lovely painting…the cute ones are often the most ornery!

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