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Three glorious yellow sunflowers in a simple arrangement.

Painted from life in watercolours on Artistico extra white CP paper, the original work measures 15″ × 11″.


still life, watercolour, watercolor, floral, flowers, sunflower, yellow, bright, vibrant, cheerful, summer, garden, 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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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous watercolor!

  • Kay Clark
    Kay Clarkabout 3 years ago

    Lovely work, I love the freel folw of your watercolours.

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 3 years ago

    Stunningly cheerful, Ruth!!!! beautiful colors you’ve chosen….favorite!

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneabout 3 years ago

    Fabulous Sunflowers

  • Bev  Wells
    Bev Wellsabout 3 years ago

    Love it – looks like you just went for it no drawing it first
    It is -I love the mingled centres
    Happy Painting Bev

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyabout 3 years ago

    so fresh and lively

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 3 years ago

    Wow such a strong colour statement, very beautiful.

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    One of my very most favorite flowers. Great work.

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 3 years ago

    outstanding watercolour work. This is fabulous

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