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Bearded Iris by Ruth S Harris

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An up close and personal view of a purple bearded iris, painted in watercolour on Fabriano Artistico extra white, cold pressed, 140lb paper.

Featured in “Just Watercolours”

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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    PERUGINAalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely glorious Ruth!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful watercolour Ruth

  • Thank you Linda :)

    – Ruth S Harris

    ANNETTE HAGGERalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much Anna for this honour!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyalmost 5 years ago


  • Thank you Kevin, your comment is greatly appreciated!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 5 years ago

    Love the iris – great colours and a beautiful looseness to it.

  • Thank you so much!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • artbyrachel
    artbyrachelalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Loose and lovely

  • Thank you Rachel, I’m amazed that anyone thinks this is painted loosely, I’m such a tight painter and struggle to break that habit!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Carolyn Bishop
    Carolyn Bishopalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous macro, Ruth! Wow! Wonderful!

  • jacquigrieve
    jacquigrievealmost 5 years ago

    this has so much elegance, and colours are wonderful

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

    Rainbow Colors Challenge
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    Mary Sediciover 4 years ago

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