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W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

November and March to May is Cosmos time in Tarlton (Gauteng, South Africa) and one of the sure signs of Autumn – always a great delight, these beauties prefer dry, hot climates and grow best in poor soil. In South Africa you find them growing profusely along gravel country roads.

Looking at my little garden.. just a while ago…
I saw a flower blooming and I love it so.
It’s tissue petals blowing in the breeze that is so light…
The ferny leaves all moving and buds so very tight.
Cosmos is it’s name and pink my favorite one…
A pretty garden treasure in the morning sun.

— Unknown

  1. 9th May 2013 – FEATURED in Afrikaans
  2. 10th May 2013 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars

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

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    So very beautiful Maree!

  • Thanks ever so much Liz, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    9 May 2013.

  • Wow! This is great Liz! Thank you for the feature, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago


    10.5.13

    so beautiful .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you for the feature Angel, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • viennablue
    viennablueover 1 year ago

    Lovely image, congratulations on the feature :-)

  • Thanks ever so much Vienna!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaalice7 months ago

    I look at your photograph of cosmos and yes they are pretty but I could have taken than picture and then I look at the pictures you have painted of cosmos and daises and know that your talent far outweighs any skill I might have in photography. Beautiful!! Love Alma

  • Oh WOW Alma!! How great to see you here!! We’ve been talking a LOT about you, haven’t your ears been ringing?! Thank you for your lovely words and I also appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marriet
    Marriet7 months ago

    These are lovely summer flowers in the States. They are whimsical and dainty. Nice work.

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