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Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm 12″ × 8″

Moonlight scene in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. I was inspired by Shakespeare’s poem “Moonlight” from ‘The Merchant of Venice’.

“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank.
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears; soft stillness, and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.”

William Shakespeare

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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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Comments

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

    Beautiful!!!
    Love the image and the words!

  • Thank you Corri! You caught me still in the act!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Just want to say thank you for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • bouncy
    bouncyover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful watercolor, and terrific words to go with it. Love the wet on wet look, here, too. Well done!

  • Aaaah, thank you bouncy, nice of you to say so!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • PS: and thanks for adding it to your favs Bouncy!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Pragtige waterverf….dis mos hoe waterverf moet lyk!!

  • Ooooeee! Baie dankie Liz! Liefs van jou om so te sê!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 4 years ago

    ok, Maree… I’m using babblefish, and I hope you can read it!!
    Hi Maree! Jou skildery is ‘n pragtige! Ek hou van die kleure! Jou styl is fantasties … wanneer ek sien ’n waterverf in hierdie styl, ek sal altyd dink aan jou kuns!! Dit is’ n wonderlike werk van!
    ~Barb

  • Oh my word Barb! Yes, I understand it all! The tenses a bit mixed up, the same as Google translate does, but wonderful job! Thanks for liking my colours and that you think my style is fantastic, and that you’ll always think of my art when seeing a watercolour in this style! Ek moet net sê baie dankie vir jou wonderlike kommentaar!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Here you go outdoing yourself again – what gorgeous colors. If I tried to paint something from memory or imagination, I’m afraid the paper would be blank! :) Very well done.

  • Oh noooo Marsha! But have you ever tried…? 90% of my work is from imagination, I use photographs or other references for things like animals, portraits, vehicles, etc. I used to think I could never do anything from imagination, but from painting en plein air, I developed a memory like an elephant! We would drive pass a scene and I just couldn’t wait to get home and put it on paper, remembering every detail on a tree or window or door. Give yourself a chance and JUST DO IT! And thank you so much for your lovely, heart-warming comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 4 years ago

    This draws me right in to be there. The colors are yummy and your lovely wet into wet works perfectly, as always. Thank you, Maree.

  • Ah Sally! Thank you for your lovely comment, you are welcome to sit and dream there!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ercan BAYSAL
    Ercan BAYSALover 4 years ago

    Very nice warercolour…

  • Thank you Ercan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 4 years ago

    Oh So Lovely!

  • Thank you so much Deborah!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsover 4 years ago

    Great verse ! Superb watercolour Maree ! …. Lovely loose water and tones

  • Nice of you to say so Paul, thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Olitto
    Olittoover 4 years ago

    ’n Gunsteling! Baie mooi Maree.

  • Bly jy dink so Olitto, dankie vir die gunsteling!

    – Maree Clarkson

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