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Caffé Latte - My daily fix by Maree  Clarkson

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W&N Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee’s frothy goodness.
~Sheik Abd-al-Kadir

A couple of times a week we take a drive to Magaliesburg for my daily fix – a cup of Caffé Latte! My sketchbook and watercolour pencils are always in my car, and yesterday afternoon the Magaliesburg Hotel (Gauteng, South Africa) out-did themselves – they had new Latte cups! I rushed to my car, fetched my sketch-book and pencils and did a rough sketch and colour of my gorgeous looking Latte before slowly indulging in its delicious aroma and taste. Heaven!

Once we got home, I did the sketch in bigger format on Bockingford watercolour paper and enjoyed fiddling, making a border and really having a good time!

  1. 19th November 2010 – FEATURED in Live & Let Live
  2. 30th November 2010 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Your Best Work in Cups, Mugs & Saucers
  3. 13th February 2012 – FEATURED in Decorative and Traditional Art
  4. 3rd March 2013 – FEATURED by RB in EXPLORE


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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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  • maggie326
    maggie326almost 4 years ago

    Great work Maree, but you shouldn’t post this at night time now I’m craving a latte

  • Use the awake time to paint Maggie! lol Pleased you like it, thanks a lot (it’s 2.15am here in South Africa – already had my 6 hours sleep!) Maybe it’s because of the Latte! Smile!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottalmost 4 years ago

    you’re certainly “quick on the the draw”!

  • You make me smile so early in the morning Marsha! :-)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Picatso
    Picatsoalmost 4 years ago

    Gorge watercolour!! you should sell it to the Magaliesberg Hotel to use as a signboard for their fab coffees!! And in eturn you should get free Latte’s for a year!! :-)

  • What a great idea Picatso! I would DONATE it for free Latte’s for a year!! Smile! Pleased you like it, thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Picatso
    Picatsoalmost 4 years ago

    Why are you up so early (late..?). SA people should be sleeping at this our, hot so..?

  • I’ve had my 6 hours sleep, what more could a gal want?! Smile! (Went to bed early, beautiful rain lulling us to sleep!)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • PS: Isn’t it YOU that’s up late…? What time there?

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Picatso
    Picatsoalmost 4 years ago

    OMG!! My spelling is bad… I meant to say, …this HOUR, NOT so…!

  • I fully understood, I can read shorthand! :-)

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersalmost 4 years ago

    Great looking piece Maree!!

  • Thank you so much Ken!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Smile!!! What a lovely page this is: RedBubblers chatting in the middle of the night and drinking Cafe au Lait!! This is beautiful Maree…..and mouthwatering njammies!

  • A second cup for you…? Thanks for joining us, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    deeeelicious!! like it tons!!! someone would love to hire you to advertise….coffee, painted w/ coffee…nice colors!!

  • Thanks so much Sally, glad you enjoyed the cuppa!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

    Wow! Maree, this is amazing, wonderful work it looks awesome.

  • Oh thank you for your wonderful words Andrea! Much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 4 years ago

    Terrific work, Maree! Love the colors and the framing.

  • So pleased you like it Dot, thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

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