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I love the way light transforms flowers! Viewed from below, these poppies became wonderful lampshades, filtering the light.

Watercolour on 140lb Artistico extra white, the original work measures 14″ × 10″


pink, magenta, blue, poppies, papaver somniferum, opium poppy, floral, flower, garden, watercolour, nature, rsharts, ruth s harris, summer, light, shade, shadows, sunlight, sunshine, bright, vibrant

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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