Faces of Africa - Ethnic series

Maree Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

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Coffee and watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm
Images of Africa
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“Creative people, however, need to be stimulated, inspired, nudged, cross-pollinated, and occasionally kicked in the ass. Art both entertains and inspires at the same time.”
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I think I’m getting the hang of using coffee and watercolours together – for this exercise I did the whole background in coffee (using Nescafé instant, black and VERY strong!), waiting for it to dry completely before attempting to add any other colours. Then I used coffee to mix the watercolours, resulting in an easy flow, and not lifting the coffee as it does when you use water to moisten the watercolours. Whoot whoot! The coffee also imparts a rich sheen to the watercolours, and it’s actually thick and almost creamy when painting with it.

Sterling Edwards (Jerry’s Artarama) says, “It all begins with an idea and a burning passion to create and express. That is the true artist. Everything else is merely technique”, and I tend to agree with him!


2nd November 2010 – FEATURED in “Collage with Traditional Mediums”
3rd November 2010 – FEATURED in “Tuesday Afternoon”
11th April 2012 – FEATURED in “Artists Universe”
15th February 2014 – FEATURED in “African Art & Photography”
16th February 2014 – FEATURED in “Everyday Women”
22nd February 2014 – FEATURED in “Image Writing”
22nd February 2014 – FEATURED in “Feminine Intent”
2nd March 2014 – FEATURED in “VAVOOM! Vibration in Art and Verse”
4th April 2014 – FEATURED in “Artist on FaceBook”

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