Maybe we could sail away...

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
Leaving the shores of Africa, never to return again…
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Heave the anchor short!
Raise main-sail and jib, steer forth,
O little white-hull’d sloop, now speed on really deep waters,
(I will not call it our concluding voyage,
But outset and sure entrance to the truest, best, maturest;)
Depart, depart from solid earth, no more returning to these shores,
Now on for aye our infinite free venture wending,
Spurning all yet tried ports, seas, hawsers, densities, gravitation,
Sail out for good, eidolon yacht of me!
- Walt Whitman
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Inspired by a poem I read by Walt Whitman, I envisaged this “little white-hull’d sloop, now speed on really deep waters”, so I started my sketch off with the little ‘sloop’ departing from ‘solid earth’, imagining “really deep waters” as I got to do the waves, adding the distant shores it was leaving behind, never to return again…


5th August 2010 – FEATURED in “Inspired Art”
29th June 2011 – FEATURED in “Traditional Wooden Boats”
14th April 2012 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
14th April 2012 – FEATURED in “Art and Collectables”
16th April 2012 – FEATURED in “Realist Paintings about Water”
21st April 2012 – FEATURED in “The Best of Anything & everything”
7th February 2014 – FEATURED by RedBubble in “EXPLORE”
*8th February 2014 – FEATURED in “A Love of Boats”
10th February 2014 – FEATURED in “Everyday Women”
27th February 2014 – FEATURED in “Women Painters”
3rd February 2016 – FEATURED in “NAUTICAL – Waves of Joy”
3rd February 2016 – FEATURED in “If it doesn’t Belong”

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