Breathtaking Beauty by Ruth S Harris

Two years ago I started work to fill my garden with beautiful flowers, and poppies were top of my list! This beauty flowered for the first time this summer and almost left me breathless – I hope I captured at least a fraction of the effect in this painting.

Watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white CP paper, 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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  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 4 years ago

    Aaah! Yes, you have, more than a fraction!

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    And a breathtaking beauty it is! Gorgeous.

  • Racheli
    Racheliover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous art work, so very watercolour, like it should be….:-)

  • scarletmoon
    scarletmoonover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Magnificent creation and work. Love the colors.

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    gorgeous work Ruth!

  • lanadi
    lanadiover 4 years ago

    Love your watercolours, and this one is amazingly beautiful!

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 4 years ago

    This is just lovely, so soft and fluid.

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 4 years ago

    absolutely beautiful, my favourite flower

  • Bernie Garland
    Bernie Garlandover 4 years ago

    stunning color… love your work!

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