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Watercolour on Ashrad hot-press watercolour paper – 8″ × 12″

  1. To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them, of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries.

This is one of the feeding tables in my garden here in Tarlton, South Africa, and mostly frequented by the Finches, Sparrows and Red Bishop, with the more timid birds like the Laughing Doves and the Red-headed Finches waiting patiently in the sidelines. This bold fellow was more keeping an eye on who was trying to share his table than the actual eating!

I managed to get a quick outline sketch done before he decided he’s had enough of me as well and flew to the next feeder, but I managed to capture most of his colour as well as he was flitting from branch to feeding table.

  1. 9th July 2010 – FEATURED in Creative Cards
  2. 19th March 2012 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars
  3. 19th March 2012 – FEATURED in Image Writing

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 4 years ago

    Also love watching the birds….well done, Maree!

  • Quick on the draw again Liz! Thank you! What’s news on the Kendall front?

    – Maree Clarkson

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  • Thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Great work! I bet you had to be fast with this one!

  • Thank you Ken! Yes, quick! Luckily I’m au fait with quick outline sketches, something I learned from attending some courses on “Sketching in Nature”.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

  • OMG LA! That is absolutely wonderful and I’m honoured to be featured amongst so many beautiful images! Totally thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 4 years ago

    Very nicely done!

  • Thank you CS!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Wow! Well done, congratulations on the feature Maree!! Enjoy your weekend! ;-)

  • Thanks Liz, same to you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • bharath
    bharathalmost 4 years ago

    wow!

  • aaah, thank you for that Bharath, and thanks for the fav, I feel honoured!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • glorylane
    glorylanealmost 4 years ago

    So delicate! Great job.

  • Thanks ever so much Glory!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago

    2 DAY 2011/04/16

    Excellent art and congrats on a well deserved feature!

  • Ah, thanks ever so much Magriet, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 3 years ago

    Daardie skewe-koppiedraai is so kenmerkend: ’n uitstekende werk!

  • Ag dankie dat jy dit gesien het Rina, waardeer!

    – Maree Clarkson

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