Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tulip Rainbow #2

I wasn't thrilled with my first tulip painting (Primary Tulips) so I immediately started again with a different reference image! I'm very happy with the way this one turned out, there was no masking involved, colours were allowed to move and blend, but overall the effect isn't busy.


Tulip Rainbow #2, watercolours on paper, 14x10

6 comments:

deborah kirby said...

Wow!

Ruth S Harris said...

Hi Deb, thank you! How's that adorable grandson of yours?

laura said...

This is gorgeous--so light filled. The colors are just great, and I love how you've handled the leaves and the vase ... All of your paintings have such strong wonderful color!!

Ruth S Harris said...

Thank you Laura! I love colour, a friend says I use "sweet shop colours" and when I thought about it, I realised she was right!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hi Ruth,
You do indeed have a special corner on the magnificient use of color. This painting just dances with vibrancy.

Lauren said...

Ruth!
This is fabulous! Gosh I've missed your glorious watercolors... :)