W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) is such a romantic flower that every gardener sooner or later succumbs to the urge to grow it. The fact that it is a native of the Mediterranean and a lover of dry, sunny, rocky habitats makes it a perfect specimen for our hot Highveld climate (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa). It even manages our frosty winters quite well, probably because it is our dry season with not much rain. Lavender doesn’t like to be cold AND wet.

I have taken a couple of cuttings from a plant growing in my garden to try it in a pot, which I can put in a full sun position. I did this sketch from my imagination to try and “see” what it will look like and I’ve convinced myself!

  1. 4th May 2013 – FEATURED in Everyday Women
  2. 9th May 2013 – FEATURED in The Art of Still Life
  3. 9th December 2013 – FEATURED in Solo Exhibit in “Individual Talent on Display”

I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 1 year ago

    simply wonderful work!

  • Thank you Linda!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 1 year ago

    Beautifully done Maree! I love it :)

  • Thanks ever so much Dianne!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    I’m sure your lavender will look just as smart as your painting Maree, good luck!!

  • I hope so too Elizabeth, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • And thank you for the fav, appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • RVogler
    RVoglerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful color, stroke, and lines – lovely work, peaceful and calming :)

  • Thank you very much R, also appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 1 year ago

    A very beautiful piece, Maree. I love lavender & have 2 plants of it in my garden….smells so wonderful when the breezes blow.

  • Thank you very much Marsha! I had two plants in my previous garden but was given a plant last year by a lovely RB friend and it’s growing well! Thanks for the fav, appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    You’ve done it again, Maree… I can smell it!!

  • Aaah, thank you Sheila!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Joyce Ann Burton-Sousa
    Joyce Ann Burt...over 1 year ago

    Really nice. Great composition and nice work.

  • Thanks ever so much Joyce!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 3, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Wow! Thank you for the feature Teresa, absolutely great!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 1 year ago

    Lovely creative work

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Art Of Still Life ~ FEATURES ~ May 9th, 2013

  • Wow, this is great Evita! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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