Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 12″ × 8″

Sossusvlei is a clay pan in the central Namib Desert, Southern Africa, lying within the Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia. Fed by the Tsauchab River, it is known for the high, red sand dunes which surround it forming a major sand sea. Vegetation, such as the Camelthorn tree, is watered by infrequent floods of the Tsauchab River, which slowly soak into the underlying clay. The Dead Vlei and Hidden Vlei clay pans lie near Sossusvlei.

Some of the spectacular hills of sand are, at a height of 300 meters, the highest in the world. Only after a heavy rainfall, which is a rare event in this area, does the vlei fill with water.
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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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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 4 years ago

    What gorgeous colour sand. Very beautiful Maree.

  • Thank you Jim, appreciate your remark!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottabout 4 years ago

    Very, very nice.

  • Thanks so much Marsha!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Oooh! Lovely browns, a real striking landscape Maree!

  • thank you Liz! Pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    Incredible palette selection! This is definitely one of my favorites of yours.

  • Thank you for your inspirational comment Ken, made my day!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetabout 4 years ago

    Wow ! love this one very much Maree, the tones are just perfect. It’s a simple and gorgeous painting

  • Gee, I’m so pleased you like it Corinne, really warms my heart! Thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • JennyArmitage
    JennyArmitageabout 4 years ago

    So clean. This is lovely.

  • thanks a lot Jenny.

    – Maree Clarkson

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  • Thank you Mariaan!

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  • Sangeeta
    Sangeetaabout 4 years ago

    Simple but lovely. Gorgeous!

  • Thanks a lot Sangeeta! Glad you like it.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, as always

  • Thank you for that Julie, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...about 4 years ago

    SUPERB watercolour!

  • Oh thank you Tereza!

    – Maree Clarkson

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