Watercolour, using only four colours – Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Hookers Green – on Ashrad 200gsm – 12″ × 10″

Every Spring, the daisies in my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) spring up with such exuberance I just had to paint some of them!

I’m exploring doing some watercolours on back-grounds with handwriting on them (this one from Boccacino), and find it gives some lovely soft effects. I first print out the texture on a 200gsm watercolour paper and then paint on top of it.

SOLD 4 Greeting cards – thank you to the buyer!

See the companion sketches : Click on the pics below:

Daisies Postcard 1

Daisies Postcard 3

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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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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! What’s the process here….do you find an old post card that’s already been addressed & stamped, then paint over that?

  • Thanks a lot Marsha! No, but that sounds like a fabulous idea as well! There are some handwritten text images available at the Boccacino link I’ve put under the description, which one can down-load. I then print it onto watercolour paper and paint over that. It’s actually delicate work, as one must be careful not to lift the printed ink and mix it in with your watercolours!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    Well, Geesh! Guess I should pay more attention to what I’m reading, huh? Thanks, Maree. I’m only on my second cup of coffee this morning so I’m not fully awake yet!

  • Aaaah, I normally also only kick in after the 4th or 5th! Just past lunch-time here in south Africa now, so almost ready to wind down! (I retire early and rise (very!) early!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaalmost 4 years ago

    One can NEVER get tired of looking at daisies… Love these too!

  • thank you so much Marella! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    A very unique look!! Beautiful work and congrats on the quick feature Maree!!

  • Ag, baie dankie Liz! Much appreciated!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marriet
    Marrietalmost 4 years ago

    Very touching and beautiful piece.

  • Ah, thank you for that Marriet, and also for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Great work, Maree. You are so very talented!

  • Ah, thank you Dot, for your heart-warming comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful Maree!

  • Thank you Jacqui!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful work……and words !

  • Thanks a lot Rosalin!

    – Maree Clarkson

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks JustArt!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ellen Keagy
    Ellen Keagyalmost 4 years ago

    wow..this is great in so many ways!

  • Oh wow Ellen! Thank you for that, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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