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I just went mad with every shade of red and pink on my palette to give this watercolour the impact I wanted!

The original work measures 15″ × 11″ and is painted on Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour paper using artists quality watercolour paints.

I was awarded SAA Amateur Artist of the Year 2012 for this painting.

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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Comments

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 3 years ago

    Great work! It pops Ruth! Beautiful!

  • Thank you for your kind comment Leslie :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    How gorgeous t his is. Great results.

  • Thank you so much Bunny!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimeralmost 3 years ago

    Really effective Ruth. Fantastic watercolour, inspired!

  • Thanks Ann, sometimes things just work!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyalmost 3 years ago

    This lovely image showcases your talent

  • Thanks Susan :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spaynealmost 3 years ago

    Love all your poppies Ruth but this is my favourite.

  • Thanks Val, it’s my favourite too! :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 3 years ago

    And what wonderful impact this has!! This is stunning!

  • Thank you so much Marsha :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALalmost 3 years ago

    Very nice work…

  • Thank you Ercan..

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 3 years ago

    And it worked beautifully Ruth. Wow, what an impact it has. Instancely made it a favorite.

  • Jim, you’re always so generous with your praise, thank you so much!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonalmost 3 years ago

    I wish I could go mad like this!!!! Wow! It is just wonderful Ruth. I am amazed at the way you capture the light in your work.

  • Haha, just pick a palette and go for it, I know you could! Thanks Lynda, I had a wonderful reference to work with, taken in my garden last summer, after that it was just a case of getting it onto the paper!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Inese
    Inesealmost 3 years ago

    what a beautiful colors!

  • Thank you Inese :)

    – Ruth S Harris

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