I’m in poppy mode! My garden has treated me to waves of gorgeous red poppies over the last few weeks, it would be rude not to paint them! With all the parties going on in the UK this weekend for the Diamond Jubilee I was inspired to name it Fiesta.

Watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white HP paper. The original painting measures 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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  • LynnWhitt
    LynnWhittover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work.

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    gorgeous painting:)

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 2 years ago

    Wow! You are in a great mode of creating stunners Ruth. This is gorgeous!

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    Captivatingly gorgeous!

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous watercolor! Love the flow of color!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Lush and gorgeous work! Love the colors in this. Magnificent creation.

  • BarbBarcikKeith
    BarbBarcikKeithover 2 years ago

    As always, simply superb artwork!!!

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 2 years ago

    another splendid watercolor, Ruth!!!

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 2 years ago

    Absolutely the right name…. gorgeous Ruth, just plain gorgeous.

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    06-02-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

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