Opening Day by Ruth S Harris

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Oriental poppies burst open, discarding their hairy hats in the sun and revealing papery red petals.

Painted in watercolours on Fabriano Artistico extra white watercolour paper, the original work measures 15″ × 11″


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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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