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The purest joy that Earth can give by Maree  Clarkson

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Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 12″ × 8″
Daisies in my garden – Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa

The humble daisy – never fails to inspire…

Like the musician, the painter, the poet, and the rest, the true lover of flowers is born, not made.  And he is born to happiness in this vale of tears, to a certain amount of the purest joy that earth can give her children, joy that is tranquil, innocent,
uplifting, unfailing.

Celia Thaxter, An Island Garden, 1894

  1. 18th May 2011 – SOLD 1 CARD to a beautiful RB member!

  1. 3rd September 2010 – FEATURED in Image Writing
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  7. 15th September 2012 – FEATURED in African Art and Photography
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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.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...almost 4 years ago

    Hi Maree. I love this.
    When I look in the image feed, I can spot your work right away, and I rush over to see because I know it’s going to be another instant favorite. I love your style and gentle colors. This one is know exception. Love it! Love it! Love it!

  • OMG Corri! You’ve just made my day! I’ve got a recognisable style!! Thank you for your inspirational comment! Whoot whoot! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic tonality, composition, and rendering! You nailed this one! Great work!

  • So pleased you like it Ken, coming from the tonality King! Thank you very much! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • And thank you so much for the fav Ken!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent! Love the words too!!!

  • Thank you Ms Lizzie! Pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimeralmost 4 years ago

    This combination of pure white daisies and the aqua textured background is a real winner!

  • Wow, so pleased you like it Ann! Thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago


  • Great that you like it Rosalin!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanalmost 4 years ago

    Such beauty Maree and full of light. Love it my friend

  • Thanks for that Angela, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Susan Moss
    Susan Mossalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely daisy painting

  • Thank you Susan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaalmost 4 years ago

    THIS makes me happy to be alive Maree… Awesome work!!

  • Many thanks Marella! You’re a sweetheart! ♥

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    So beautiful & delicate….love your choice of color on this one

  • thanks a lot Marsha, a new green I’m trying out!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    What shade of green is it? And what brand do you use?

  • It’s Winsor & Newton “Intense Green” mixed with … something? Can’t remember… It’s stunning on it’s own as well.

    – Maree Clarkson

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