Ink sketch, Coffee and watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

I have this family of Geckos living in my bathroom (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) and they come and go via the wooden doors which are open permanently and lead out to my private garden. My bathroom is also home to various lizards and spiders, who are offered a safe haven in any nook or cranny they can find! Maybe it’s the wooden geckos on the wall that makes them feel at home! lol

Wooden geckos on my bathroom wall

A section of my bathroom – the bath is situated close to the doors opposite the tall candle to the left of the pic

  1. When we open ourselves to the natural world, we escape the fast-paced bustle of our daily lives. That experience, not only reduces our stress, it also grounds us, reaffirming our connection to the Earth and all its creatures.
    - Henry David Thoreau
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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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  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 4 years ago

    Love the geckos.
    Your bathroom looks really pretty too. :)

  • Thank you very much Corri! Glad you like it!! And thanks a ton for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 4 years ago

    I love your bathroom!!! GREAT watercolour, photography and narrative!!! I love lizards too!!! Do you have Iguanas too?
    I adore the Iguanas!!!

  • Oh wow Lisa! Thank you for your great comment! I did have an Iguana pass through my garden a while back, but unfortunately my bathroom courtyard garden is walled, so he couldn’t visit me there! lol

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    “We can never have enough of nature”… true !! Lovely Maree.

  • Thanks SO much Liz!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • shazart
    shazartabout 4 years ago

    Oh wow I love your Bathroom Maree, so true we can’t have enough of nature & these little wonders that live with us!! Fabulous painting (FAV) & enjoy reading your descriptions! Will definitely have to post you the rock seals & show off our bathroom too!!

  • I’m really pleased that you like it Shaz, both the bathroom & the painting! lol! Thank you for the fav and now I’m looking forward to the rock seals AND your bathroom!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    Geckos certainly go great with coffee it appears! ;)

  • Thank you Ken! Smile!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful page to enjoy!! Thanks for sharing Maree. x

  • Aaah, come right on in Liz! Glad you enjoyed it, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholabout 4 years ago

    Lovely painting, I wish I had geckos in my house…I do have some great spiders though.

  • Thank you Sue! The spiders are great to watch too, they have quite a little household routine going on!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    wonderful colors…and love your open door policy!!! welcome one and all…

  • Step right in Sally! Pleased you like it, thank you very much! x

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 4 years ago

    Geckos are cute little lizards. Once in a while one gets in my house, but I don’t invite them in or I might get snakes and other things I definitely do not want! You’re brave! Terrific painting of this cute creature, Maree.

  • Aren’t we lucky to have them at our doorsteps Dot? Pleased you like this, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 4 years ago

  • Ooooeee WOWIE Kim! This is SO great, thank you, I’m absolutely THRILLED with this feature!!

    – Maree Clarkson

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