Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm 12″ × 8″

Nothing belongs to you
of what there is,
of what you take,
you must share.

- Chief Dan George

The Gemsbok or Gemsbuck (Oryx gazella) is a large African antelope, of the Oryx genus. The name is derived from the Dutch name of the male chamois, gemsbok. Although there are some superficial similarities in appearance (especially in the colour of the face area), the chamois and the oryx are not closely related.

There are two “types” of gemsbok: a northern and southern variety; the only difference being that the northern gemsboks have black-fringed ears while the southern ones have longer horns and more rounded ears. Southern Gemsbok are more numerous and live in the Kalahari Desert of Southern Africa, while the northern variant can be found in Tanzania, Zambia, Kenya and parts of northern Namibia in the Khomas Hochland area.
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south africa, animals, antelope, buck, gemsbuck, oryx, sable, wildlife, africa, gemsbok, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, watercolour, watercolor, nature, oryx gazella

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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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Love it framed, the two colours are eye-catching!

  • Thank you Liz, I could order all of them framed!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    Just great!!!
    Love it!!

  • Thanks Susan.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
    Mariaan M Krog...about 4 years ago
    • Beautiful painting Maree!

    African Art at Heart Group

  • Thanks Mariaan.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Sherri!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful colors in this piece.

  • Thank you very much D!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 4 years ago

    Just stunning!

  • So pleased you like it Magaret, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 4 years ago

    October 6, 2010

  • Oh WOW Teresa! LOVE this! Thank you so much for this feature, I’m really thrilled!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Lekkerte!! Baie geluk Maree, dis ’n lieflike een dié!

  • Dankie Liz, ek’s baie bly oor sy erkenning! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    3 Februarie 2011

  • Sjoe! Dis nou fantasties Liz! BAIE DANKIE vir hierdie erkenning, ek voel geëerd!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Antionette
    Antionetteover 3 years ago

    Jong maar jys GOED met die waterverf! Baie geluk!

  • Haai Antoinette! VREESLIK baie dankie vir daai wonderlike woorde, ek waardeer dit baie!!

    – Maree Clarkson

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