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Acrylic on Giverny 240gsm acrylic paper

Cape Langklip Lighthouse – This lighthouse gets its name from the nearby mountain with a "hanging’ shape. It is situated at the entrance to False Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. A 23 meter reinforced concrete tower, it was commissioned on 25 November 1960.

This beacon was built by means of the moving form shuttering principle and is powered by a triple diesel mutual alternator. This shining optic shoots a revolving electric light across the Atlantic Ocean every 10 seconds visible for 25 nautical miles at a focal plane of 34 meters. This cylindrical tower of reinforced concrete emits a candle power of 800 000 CD across the waters yet looks like nothing more than a white candle sunk into the sand to create a romantic glow in the breeding ground of the Southern Right Whale. An unmanned lighthouse guarding a picturesque coastline reminds those at sea that they are not alone.

Built in only 6 days this 22 meter lighthouse tower has been keeping sailors, seafarers and fisherman safe since 1960. In 1986 a telemetry system was installed allowing the lighthouse to be monitored from Cape Point.

  1. 2nd August 2010 – FEATURED in All About Lighthouses
  2. 25th August 2010 – FEATURED on the HomePage of RedBubble. Whoot! Whoot! Less than 3 in a thousand works make it onto the homepage – so that’s a good enough reason to feel pretty proud!

  1. 1st September 2010 – FEATURED in Atmospheric Land & Seascapes
  2. 7th September 2010 – FEATURED in Hand Painted or Drawn Buildings and Architecture
  3. 16th November 2010 – FEATURED in A Place to Call Home
  4. 18th December 2010 – FEATURED in Painting the Country Life
  5. 21st December 2011 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
  6. 23rd December 2011 – FEATURED in Art for Sale
  7. 1st January 2012 – FEATURED in Sketching and Drawings
  8. 2nd September 2012 – FEATURED in Bubbling Artists
  9. 31st December 2012 – FEATURED in Image Writing
  10. 1st October 2013 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars
  11. 4th October 2013 – FEATURED in Vibration in Art and Verse
  12. 6th October 2013 – FEATURED in Artistry Group
  13. 6th October 2013 – FEATURED in BassenThorpe Gallery

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acrylic, seascape, acrylic seascape, lighthouse, ocean, storm, waves, sea, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, western cape, langklip, light after the storm

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

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful sweetheART love it – a fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks a lot for the fav Val, pleased you like it! Hugs xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful sky and clouds Maree!! Very well done in acrylics!! Love the words too.

  • Thank you so much Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful painting and a beautiful message of hope!

  • Thank you for that Dottie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    Excellent painting, Maree !!!

  • Many thanks George!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    What a neat lighthouse Maree! take care, Linda

  • Pleased you like it Linda! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • annieannie
    annieannieabout 4 years ago

    i can feel this one
    oh how i love your work xx

  • Aaaaw Annie! Thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Well done

  • Many thanks Lissie, and welcome to RB! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 4 years ago

    Maree, such a charming and brilliant painting! The colours and brushstrokes are so wonderous! Bold, vibrant and more! Cheers!

  • Thanks for that Lisa, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations !!!

  • Wow! Thank you for this feature Evita, I’m totally thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Normf
    Normfabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your well earned feature in the group All About Lighthouses 2 per Day. Such a great shot!

  • Thank you Norm!

    – Maree Clarkson

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