Watercolour sketch on Bockingford 300gsm

A beautiful little Black Wattle tree at the bottom of our plot (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa). It’s ear-marked for eradication – such a pity, he’s young and already has beautiful form. Quite a few sprung up again after the last clean-up.

The dead tree will stay – the Fiscal Shrike absolutely loves it! From here she surveys her surrounds and regularly pounces on something hiding in the grass.

Throw pillow

  1. 18th May 2014 – FEATURED in Country Bumpkin
  2. 19th May 2014 – FEATURED in All I can see – Feminine Intent


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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.
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  • myraj
    myraj4 months ago

    Beautifully artwork Maree.
    X myra

  • Thanks a lot Myra, also for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks4 months ago

    The stark simplicity of this artwork is beautiful Maree.

  • Thank you very much Roy!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Thanks for that Roy, appreciate your kind words!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedman4 months ago

    This is quite different from your other paintings.. and I LOVE the simplicity and he composition!

  • Thank you so much Heather, also appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • hootonles
    hootonles4 months ago

    A fantastic image well portrayed

  • Many thanks Hoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marriet
    Marriet4 months ago

    Nice observation, Maree. I did a painting similar to this one called “River’s Edge sketch.” II haven’t painted the final. Will have to get back to Virginia in order to do that.

  • Thank you Marriet! Luckily I don’t have to go very far, our smallholding offers quite a lot to sketch!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesse4 months ago

    What a beautiful sketch!

  • Thanks ever so much Jolante, also for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Peters4 months ago

    Very good..

  • Thank you for the feature Lori, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes4 months ago

    2014/05/19 – 2 × 24hrs
    Stunning artwork!

  • Thank you Magriet!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • tori yule
    tori yule4 months ago

    Congratulations! Gorgeous work!
    View your feature in our gallery of Feminine Intent here
    You can enter this in the May Features Challenge
    May 2014

  • Many thanks for the feature Tori, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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