Distilled Sunlight by Ruth S Harris

Daffodils in the soft spring sunlight seem to me to be pure sunshine.

The original painting is watercolour on Fabriano Artistico 140lb cold press paper, 12.5 × 10 inches.

The exciting news is that it has already been featured on RedBubble!

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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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  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • Thank you Sylvia :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ann Garrett
    Ann Garrettabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Ann!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • CheyAnne Sexton
    CheyAnne Sextonabout 6 years ago

    this makes me want to pick up my brushes even more

  • CheyAnne, I hope you do, there can never be enough beauty in the world! Thank you!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 6 years ago

    perfect..love the colours and composition and the way the light is hitting the main daffodil…wonderful watercolour

  • Thank you so much Linda, I strive for perfection but seldom achieve it!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • tzlove
    tzloveabout 6 years ago

    I love how the background is faded, almost uniformly and how only a few flowers are in focus. Its also wonderful that you could put these colors together that are by themselves kind of bland, but together bright and beautiful.

  • Thank you!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 6 years ago

    Beautifully done – congrats on your RB feature 31 March 09

  • Thank you Rosalie :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work Congratulations on your feature, well deserved!!!

  • Blended
    Blendedabout 6 years ago

    Very pretty. I really like your style!

  • maremarie
    maremarieabout 6 years ago

    Wow, how beautiful!

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateabout 6 years ago

    So very pretty and uplifting! Beautiful work Ruth.

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