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Cape White Eye (Witogie)

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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Artist's Description

Pen and ink sketch with watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper 12″ × 8″
The White-Eyes (Zosterops pallidus) are regular visitors to my garden here in Tarlton (Gauteng, South Africa). They normally flit around furiously catching the tiniest insects hardly visible to the eye and never sit still for long. Did a quick out-line sketch of this chappie as he gave me the cocky eye and finished it off once they had moved on.
“If we love our children
we must love the earth with tender care
and pass it on, diverse and beautiful,
so that on a warm spring day
10 000 years hence
they can feel peace in a sea of grass,
can watch a bee visit a flower,
can hear a sandpiper call in the sky,
and can find joy in being alive.”
- Hugh Ilitis

24th August 2010 – FEATURED in “The Birds”
14th February 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “Bird Drawings” in “Birds! Birds! Birds”
8th May 2011 – FEATURED in “Playful Photogenic or Color-Painted Animals”
8th June 2012 – FEATURED in “Creative Cards & Calendars”
13th June 2012 – FEATURED in “Country Bumpkin”
November 2012 – FEATURED in “EXPLORE”
11th September 2014 – FEATURED in Afrikaans

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