Primary Tulips by Ruth S Harris

Cheerful red and yellow tulips to brighten your day!

Watercolour on archival paper, 10×14 inches.

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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  • Wendy Mogul
    Wendy Mogulabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you.

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Pamela Hubbard
    Pamela Hubbardabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful Ruth!!! This would brighten anyone’s day, that is for sure!!!!!! :D

  • Thanks, it is very bright!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensabout 6 years ago

    A beautiful watery contrast between the bright warm colours and the colder blues.

  • Thank you Peter.

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 6 years ago


  • Merci Corinne!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Lensman2008
    Lensman2008about 6 years ago

    Another fave!

    C’est magnifique!!

  • Thank you!!!!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ulrikeart
    Ulrikeartabout 6 years ago

    This is lovely Ruth, beautiful image, strong and soft……………

  • Thank you Ulrike.

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Karirose
    Kariroseabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful. I love how you’ve let it look like watercolour which gives it an impressionistic feel. So lovely and cheery. :)

  • Thank you, I love letting the pigments react with the water!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous watercolour, Ruth. I really enjoy your style.

  • Thank you so much Jim!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 6 years ago

    beautiful colours in this one Ruth…they are bursting with vivid colour …lovely

  • Thanks Linda!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    beautiful watercolour – you show how wonderful the medium can be.

  • Thank you Marion.

    – Ruth S Harris

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