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I took this photo a while ago and knew I had to paint it, the horse looks like such a fun character!

Part of my small format, affordable watercolour series, the original measures 5.5″×7.5″ and is painted on Artistico paper.

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grey, dapple, horse, humorous, humourous, funny, fun, happy, equine, racehorse, smile, amusing, animals, nature, say cheese, rsharts, ruth s harris, watercolour, watercolor, humour, humor

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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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    The first thing I could think of when I saw this painting was a line from an old TV commercial……depending on your age, you may remember it….“You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent” Really cute painting, Ruth.

  • Hahaha! Yes, I think I do remember Marsha! Thanks :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 1 year ago

    very energetic!!

  • Thanks Sally :)

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    This is gorgeous! Love this.

  • Thanks Bunny, I’m having fun with silly paintings at the moment!

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    Ha, I like this one Ruth, looks like he might be a bit spooked.

  • He does look that way, doesn’t he Jim? He was fine in the photos before and after this one though, maybe he was smiling for my camera! lol

    – Ruth S Harris

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    NOVEMBER 24th, 2012
    SEE YOUR WORK IN THE PERMANENT FEATURED ART GALLERY
    SEE ONGOING CHALLENGES
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated
    Mary

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    *HOLIDAY GREETINGS
    December 22nd, 2012

    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Kimberly  Daigle
    Kimberly Daigleover 1 year ago

    This is fantastic, congratulations on the features!

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