Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A busy time, but I'm still finding time for painting

September has been hectic, with two more visits to The Kington Gallery, and making arrangements for my youngest daughter to move to University in South Wales. I have managed to complete two watercolours though (I think I'd go mad without painting!)

First I painted these crocuses which were a joyful sight earlier this year, after a very hard winter.

Crocus Chorus
15" x 11", watercolour on Fabriano Artistico 140lb

Then I was inspired to return to macro florals after visiting the studio of Peter Horrocks in Kington, Herefordshire. His work is fascinating, abstracts "painted" with pure earth pigments rubbed onto the support in layers.

I chose a single gladiolus flower which had wonderful lighting, great to paint in this exciting medium!
Glad All Over
11" x 15", watercolour on Fab. Artistico 140lb

I think I'll continue to explore macros for a while, they present some interesting challenges.

16 comments:

Sadami said...

Oh, Ruth,
Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous flowers...what can I say more? Thank you for sharing these precious works.
Kind regards, Sadami

Ruth S Harris said...

Thank you so much Sadami!

meera said...

love the glow in both the paintings!

Gretchen Bjornson ART said...

Ruth this painting is radiant....it glows. Wonderful.

Diana said...

Ruth, this is gorgeous. Just lovely, Diana

WatercolorsbyKarsten said...

Ruth...absolutely beautiful flowers. The depth and color of the crocus are stunning! I am so glad you still make time to paint!

sarah howe said...

I love your style! Been searching all ver for artists I can enjoy! You can see my husband art @
jonathanhowefineart.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Sarah Howe

IrinaSztukowski said...

Amazingly beautiful flowers Ruth! They are just glowing from inside. Such a great color that lavender!

thank you,
Irina

Sandy Maudlin said...

These crocus are awesome. I LOVE the glorious red glow, too. Beautifully created. And your horse paintings are exquisite.

謝佑芝 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Ruth S Harris said...

Wow, thanks so much for all these lovely comments!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love your vibrant paintings! Connie

Water Color Paintings said...

The upper one is great. The Water color paintings are the great passion and hobby.

Picnic Basket said...

Nice paintings... i would like to buy it.

Kay Smith said...

Stunning florals as always from you, Ruth, you never disappoint your viewers!

Monica Quintavalle said...

beautiful flowers !!!CIAO!!!!!!!