#“Who are you, Nature?
I live in you;
for fifty (sixty four) years I have been seeking you,
and I have not found you yet.”

Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

We are entering Summer now here in South Africa, but Spring is still in the air, so I couldn’t resist doing some Spring blossoms, as the last remnants cling to my old peach tree, now covered in fresh little green leaves.

A quick watercolour sketch in my Moleskine Watercolour sketch-book – no preliminary sketching

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From my series of Flowers

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

    This is gorgeous!!!!
    I love the feeling you put into your water colors!!!!

  • Thank you Corri! So pleased you like ti!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneover 4 years ago

    Really fresh and lively Maree.

  • Pleased you like it Ian, thank you.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • MikiFonv
    MikiFonvover 4 years ago

    So beautiful, Maree, the colours and the technique. and I love too Voltaire’s words

  • Thank you Miki. Yea, Voltaire really had something to say!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Another one to add to my favorites……..it’s overflowing with all of your beautiful work.

  • Oh thank you for that Marsha! You’ve just made my week!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 4 years ago

    We are approaching autumn with all its glory, but the re-awakening of spring is irrestible. Lovely Alma

  • Thanks Alma. I’ve been seeing “Autumn!” being screamed all over RB – seems everybody in the Northern Hemisphere has had a rather short-lived Summer!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago
    I like your words between the brackets….! Wonderful, soft colours Maree!
  • Lol! Thank you very much Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Lovely Maree! Your style suits these perfectly! Excellent work!

  • Thank you for that Ken, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 4 years ago

    A quick watercolour sketch quick to be a favorite! Beautiful work Maree.

  • Thank you so much Olitto! glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 4 years ago

    Very nice! When you do a quick sketch like this do you have to stretch to paper first? (I have still not attempted watercolour)

  • Thanks Dianne. This sketch is done in my Moleskine watercolour sketch-book, so no stretching done as it is in a book. But I do cheat with many small sketches and don’t stretch the paper first. it’s only when it is bigger and the original is for sale that I go to all that trouble!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Thank you Jacqui! Pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

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