Square Dance by Ruth S Harris


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A watercolour of a delicate lilac bearded iris in a small, square format.

The original work measures 7.5" square and is painted in watercolour on Fabriano Artistico extra white paper.


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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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  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 2 years ago

    wonderful painting so well composed

  • Alison Hill
    Alison Hillover 2 years ago

    superb! very talented Ruth!!!

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful colours and textures, Ruth. Not easy to get those clear blues as I know to my cost!

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageover 2 years ago


  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    05-06-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    This is stunning! Gorgeous creation.

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done Ruth. I do believe the extra white paid off on this one.

  • Bobbi Price
    Bobbi Priceover 2 years ago

    Ruth, this is so beautiful. My fav flower is the iris.

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  • waldekart
    waldekartabout 2 years ago

    Very nice…!

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