A deep pink lenten rose in strong spring sunlight, painted in watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white CP paper.

The original work measures 7″ × 5″


watercolour, lenten rose, hellebore, pink, dramatic, easter, spring, floral, flower, rsharts, ruth s harris

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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  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageover 3 years ago

    Love the title. This is charming.

  • Thank you Jenny :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 3 years ago

    Lovely light again, Ruth!

  • Thank you so much Ann!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, great lighting, contrast, and skill overall!

  • Thank you Cindy for your kind words!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful painting! Outstanding work!

  • Thank you so much James!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Tine  Wiggens
    Tine Wiggensover 3 years ago

    Oh wow I thought this was a photo!!!

  • Thank you Tine!!!!!!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Oh wow! This is gorgeous. I see I’m not the only one to have this reaction. Superbly done.

  • Thank you so much Bunny!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ingrid Funk
    Ingrid Funkover 3 years ago

    very beautiful :-))

  • Thank you Ingrid :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 3 years ago

    Really gorgeous work!

  • Thanks so much Colin!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    whew….soooo BEAUTIFUL, Ruth!!!!

  • Thanks Sally :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous watercolor! Love the use of light in this work!!

  • Thank you so much Angie!

    – Ruth S Harris

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