Wednesday, April 06, 2011

More spring flowers

Spring really is here now, with the usual mix of beautiful warm days and dull, wet days. I'm enjoying painting the brave early flowers which cheer up the garden.

The most recent is this pink hellebore, I loved how the light was hitting the petals, cancelling out the colour so all I could see was bright white highlights contrasting with deep pink.

Take a Bow - watercolour, 7" x 5"

Before that, these delicate primroses, again the lighting was special.

Primrose Posy - Watercolour, 15" x 11"

The last, but first to be painted, more hellebores!  This was much looser than the other two.

Lenten Roses - Watercolour, 14" x 10"

10 comments:

Jane said...

Beautiful work!

meera said...

gorgeous flowers! love the play of light and colors!

Pat said...

Your hellebores are so lovely!
I only have a green tinged with purple -will have to look out for the pink.
Your painting is outstanding :) xx

cathyswatercolors said...

Oh my can you hear my heart singing! Beautiful. I struggled with this flower and never got it right.... this is how you do it! ahhhh beautiful

IrinaSztukowski said...

Ruth! your flowers are truly amazing!
THank you,
Irina

Ruth S Harris said...

Thank you Jane, Meera, Pat, Cathy and Irina! This is a joyful time of year with the garden bursting into life and filling with colour!

Ricardo said...

Unas aquarelas muy bellas,las flores parecen ofrecer su olor,y estar vivas muy buen trbajo,felicidades, un saludo.

Sadami said...

Dear Ruth,
Absolutely beautiful!! So caring for each painting. Great. And Ruth, Happy Easter!!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Studio at the Farm said...

All your florals are beautiful, but the primroses and daffodils are to die for!!

lois said...

These are flowing with beautiful colors and leaves one to feel that these in the real