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Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

One stubborn leaf… or the hope of spring?

Believe it or not, but this deciduous tree in my garden has this one, lonely leaf hanging from a branch in mid-winter – thought it was a sign of Spring! but no, it’s an old leaf, still green, and just very stubborn, I guess.

Herfsblaar
’n Somer lank het hy
teen stormgeweld van wind en reën
vas aan die tak gebly.

Aprilmaand, in die najaar al,
het net ’n roering in die lug
hom saggies aarde toe laat val.

Dat juis dié blaar
van alle blare in die woud
van alle woude wêreldwyd
moes val

op hierdie plek
van alle plekke in die heelal
biljoene teraparseks wyd
na elke kant
tot in die swart oneindigheid

op hierdie oomblik van die tyd
wat weerskante reik
tot aan die grense
van die ewigheid …
P.W. Buys

  1. 20th June 2010 – FEATURED in Just Watercolours Thank you to the hosts!*
  2. 22nd June 2010 – FEATURED in Painters Universe
  3. 30th April 2012 – FEATURED in Decorative & Traditional Art
  4. 6th July 2014 – FEATURED in Trees, Beautiful Trees

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landscape, landscapes, tree, tree trunk, trees, maree clarkson, south africa, winter, tarlton, krugersdorp, magaliesburg, gauteng, leaves, fall, leaf, spring, herfs, herfsblaar, hope, watercolour, watercolor, nature, the hope of spring

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 Kendallabout 4 years ago

    An instant favourite!! You know how I love trees! This is beautiful, the different browns just DO it!!

  • Thanks for that Liz! Great that you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan van Zyl
  • Thank you Susan.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    I love the bark textures in this! Nicely done!

  • Thank you Ken, appreciate your comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant painting!

  • Thank you for that Paulina! You’ve made my day!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERabout 4 years ago

  • WOW! OMG! Thank you Annette! What an honour! I’m so, so, so thrilled! Whoot! Whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Congrats!!!!! xxxxxxx Loverrrly!!

  • Thank you Liz! I am but SO pleased and thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago


    June 22nd, 2010
    Click here to Step by the Features Forum to join the Forum & receive the Congratulations
    Mary

  • Wow Mary! I’m so, so thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Lieflik, bly jy het ook P.W. Buys se wonderlike gedigte ontdek! Dit pas perfek hierby!

  • Dankie! Toe ek die gedig sien, toe WEET ek net dis vir hierdie pos bedoel! Dankie vir daai skakel, altyd wonderlik om iets nuuts te ontdek!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • linmarie
  • Wow, this is really great Linmarie! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...about 1 month ago

    Great work!!

  • Wow, glad you like it Madalena and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

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