Iris Carnival by Ruth S Harris

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The hot weather is getting to me! I went wild with colour today and this is what happened. I think the title says it all!

Watercolours on Fabriano extra white hot pressed paper, painted mostly wet in wet with details added once dry.


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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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  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 4 years ago

    I love the colors! Beautiful painting.

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous & oh so vibrant!!!

  • bouncy
    bouncyover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, rich colors – love the wet on wet look with vivid details added. Terrific!

  • MissingYou
    MissingYouover 4 years ago

    oh how beautiful…this is just bursting with life:)

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 4 years ago

    Wild!! And beautiful!

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 4 years ago

    lovely colors, beautiful technique

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    I love the lively, vibrant colors in this. Superbly done Ruth!

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Awesome colors, beautiful work.

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature 30 June 2010

  • shagufta
    shaguftaover 4 years ago

    Lovely painting….the hazy effect is amazing!

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