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W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – done from my imagination

A garden path somewhere in Tarlton (Gauteng, South Africa)
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“After all the weather was ideal. They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden-party if they had ordered it. Windless, warm, the sky without a cloud. Only the blue was veiled with a haze of light gold, as it is sometimes in early summer. The gardener had been up since dawn, mowing the lawns and sweeping them, until the grass and the dark flat rosettes where the daisy plants had been seemed to shine. As for the roses, you could not help feeling they understood that roses are the only flowers that impress people at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing. Hundreds, yes, literally hundreds, had come out in a single night; the green bushes bowed down as though they had been visited by archangels.”
- Katherine Mansfield

  1. 6th May 2013 – FEATURED in Image Writing
  2. 8th May 2013 – FEATURED in Everyday Women
  3. 12th May 2013 – FEATURED in HOME SWEET HOME in ‘Women Painters’

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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Comments

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 1 year ago

    beautiful!

  • Thank you Linda!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 1 year ago

    This is stunning… excellent work Maree… can I come?

  • Thank you andrea! Yes, of course! All and sundry are welcome!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Ooh! Saw it on fb and fell in love with it, beautiful Maree!!

  • Thanks a lot Liz, also for the fav! En dis een van daai’s wat ek AMPER nie hier geplak het nie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 1 year ago

    Looks very inviting Maree

  • Thank you Gilberte!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    This is just how it’s starting to look in my own yard Maree. The “knock Out” roses (old fashion bush roses) are all blooming with variations from pink to magenta to full deep red. Beautifully painted.

  • Aaah, lucky you! Thank you Jim, maybe, one day, when I don’t have chickens any more, my garden can get to this point – until then there’s not much hope!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 1 year ago

    Congratulations Maree

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

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 7, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you for the feature Teresa, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Beatrice Cloake
  • Wow! This is so great Beatrice! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...over 1 year ago

  • Thanks ever so much Madalena!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Veels geluk liewe maatjie!!
    Bravo

  • Baie dankie Liz, dis wonderlik!

    – Maree Clarkson

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