Dorpers by Maree  Clarkson

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Small (23.2" x 13.8")

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Watercolour in Moleskine Watercolour Sketch-book

My neighbour’s sheep – a while ago some ewes had lambs and it was the first time for MANY, MANY years that I actually held a little lamb in my arms again – oh my word! I’d forgotten how precious that can be! I wanted to take it home…!
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The Dorper is a South African breed of domestic sheep developed by crossing Dorset Horn and the Blackhead Persian sheep. The breed was created through the efforts of the South African Department of Agriculture to breed a meat sheep suitable to the more arid regions of the country. It is now farmed in other areas as well, and is the second most common sheep breed in South Africa.

The Dorper adapts well to a variety of climatic and grazing conditions. In its native South Africa it has spread from the arid areas to all parts of the country. It reputably does well in various range and feeding conditions and is also suited to intensive feeding. In Australia, Dorpers are now farmed throughout the arid and tropical areas as well as the high rainfall southern States, thriving even in the extreme cold and wetness of Tasmania. Dorpers can be run as a replacement or with suitable management as a complementary flock to Merinos, particularly as shearing costs continue to rise and wool prices fall.

13th December 2012 – SOLD 1 Matted Print to a lovely buyer – thank you!
16th March 2014 – SOLD 1 Framed Print – Thank you to the buyer!

  1. 18th December 2010 – FEATURED in Antlers, Racks & Other Horned Animals
  2. 20th February 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Farm Animals in Afrikaans
  3. 25th January 2012 – FEATURED in Art on Everyday Material
  4. January 2013 – FEATURED in EXPLORE
  5. 2nd February 2012 – FEATURED in Sketching and Drawings
  6. 20th March 2014 – FEATURED in Love these Creatures

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

    Oh, so lovely!!

  • smile :-) ! thank you so much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marie Theron
    Marie Theronover 4 years ago

    Wonderful economy of line and form, Maree!

  • Thanks a lot Marie! Much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Maree.

  • Thanks Andrea, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jason D. Laderoute
    Jason D. Lader...over 4 years ago

    This is very well done, love the Backdrop you have chosen Excellent
    thank you for adding this to the group
    SHOW US YOUR BLOOPERS

  • Thank you very much Jason! And thanks for accepting it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mariaan M Krog Fine Art Portfolio
  • Thank you Mariaan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    I ADORE YOUR WORK WITH ALL THE INFO !

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Magaret! Apart from ‘Wiki’, I have some wonderful farmer friends with a lot of information! lol

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 4 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • Thank you Cindy!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 4 years ago

    OUTSTANDING ART WORK SO BEAUTIFUL I HAVE HELD A LAMB IN MY ARMS AND LIKE YOU JUST WANTED TO TAKE IT HOME WITH ME IT WAS AT MY FRIENDS PLACE AND I NEW THIS WEE ANGEL WAS GOING TO GET THE CHANCE TO GROW UP AND BE HAPPY AND FREE WHICH HE IS TODAY LOL LEE

  • I’ve had one before, and they get so tame they follow you around like a dog! Glad you like this Leoni, thanks for your lovely story and the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning artwork Maree! Love this. :) Mary

  • Aaah, that’s great Mary, thanks a lot!! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyalmost 4 years ago

    17th December 2010

  • Oh WOWIE Val! Thank you for the feature, this is great! Whoot whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

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