Life is Still

Maree  Clarkson

Tarlton, South Africa

Artist's Description

W&N watercolours on Bockingford 300gsm
Fruit in a bowl on my kitchen table (Tarlton, South Africa)

I am thinking of the onion again.  … Not self-righteous like the proletarian potato, nor a siren like the apple. No show-off like the banana. But a modest, self-effacing vegetable, questioning, introspective, peeling itself away, or merely radiating halos like ripples.
-  Erica Jong, Fruits and Vegetables, 1971

Inspired by all the still life paintings here on RB, here’s another still life, and I think I’m starting to enjoy this! I scoured the cupboards and the refrigerator for inspiration and all I could come up with was an onion, a rather bedraggled yellow pepper and two apples. Mother Hubbard’s cupboard was rather bare! The bowl belongs to a friend who brought a salad over for a braai (barbecue) we had a while back.


17th October 2012 – SOLD 1 Greeting card – thank you to the buyer!

  1. 19th October 2011 – FEATURED in Quality Art & Photography
  2. 4th April 2011 – FEATURED in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends – See also A Special Tribute to Hosts Features for 2011
  3. 21st March 2011 – FEATURED in Domestic Art
  4. 29th January 2011 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Tasty Food in Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge
  5. 14th January 2011 – FEATURED in Bubblers’ Weekly Challenge
  6. 12th January 2011 – FEATURED in Tuesday Afternoon
  7. 22nd November 2010 – FEATURED IN Just Watercolours
  8. 24th September 2012 – FEATURED in Women Painters
  9. 4th October 2012 – ART OF THE WEEK in Afrikaans
  10. 7th September 2012 – FEATURED in We Sell it Fast!
  11. 7th September 2012 – FEATURED in Cards : Best of your Best
  12. October 2012 – FEATURED by RB in EXPLORE
  13. 5th March 2014 – FEATURED in Art Universe
  14. 10th October 2014 – FEATURED in Artistry Group

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