Coffee and watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper

Coffee (Nescafé instant, very strong) and a bit of Cadmium Red – the rose on the left is from my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) and the one on the right is done from an inverted image of one of Elizabeth Kendall’s roses on FaceBook. (Hope you don’t mind Liz!)

Alma’s Review : “Morning coffee in the rose garden can only be surpassed by a glass of wine in the evening garden when their scent is at its strongest. This lovely image has a hint of the earth beneath their feet and the dying of the light. Red or white?”


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  1. Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge “Flowers” in Dutch Showcase
  2. 20th March 2012 – FEATURED in Artists Universe
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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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Comments

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago

    wow……so beautiful, lovly work !

  • Pleased you like it and thanks for the fav Rosalin!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    Morning coffee in the rose garden can only be surpassed by a glass of wine in the evening garden when their scent is at its strongest. This lovely image has a hint of the earth beneath their feet and the dying of the light. Red or white? Almax

  • Aaaah Alma, another beautiful review! Your lovely description makes me see something I never noticed before… how talented you are with words! Thank you for this precious comment! xx (Another one for my box of memories…)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Maree, jou vindingrykheid slaan my stom!!!! Do you realize how you inspire everyone here and all over the world? This is so beautifully done! I don’t mind at all for you using my roses, I feel very honoured! (and I think Alma can start writing poetry about this!)

  • Oh Liz! Thank you for your beautifully heart-warming comment! I, in turn, am being inspired by beautiful images and ideas from FB and RB, and beautiful words and comments like these here! And thank you for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago

    This is such a new creative medium. Your roses are gorgeous… what a great tribute to Roses and Coffee!!!! Hugs!

  • Thank you Barb! I’m really enjoying this experimentation, especially adding some watercolours! xx

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Wow! A beautiful classic vintage rose painting! Just love this one, Maree!

  • Aaah, thank you Dot! I’m not normally one for roses, but the coffee and the prospect of a vintage look inspired me.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    I life my morning cup to you, Maree. I think this is your best coffee yet!!

  • Wow, thanks for saying so Sally! Hope your morning coffee was equally good!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    This is great! I am loving your coffee series! It is waking me up to the possibilities!

  • It really is great Ken, even if you just use it for shading, it makes a perfect contrast to the light parts of a painting… thanks for your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful Classic ! Maree , I sometimes use coffee !.. Beautiful !

  • Wow, that’s wonderful to hear Paul! You’ve never mentioned it in your paintings! Pleased to meet another coffee painter! Thanks for your lovely comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Very beautifull painting, Maree:-)

  • Tahnks a lot Brenda!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Alexandra Felgate
    Alexandra Felgateabout 4 years ago

    ooh, yes I love this!

  • Nice of you to say so Alexandra, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

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