Fisherman's Cottage by Maree  Clarkson

Watercolour on Visual 200gsm – 12” x 9”

The universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. The mountain teaches stability and grandeur; the ocean immensity and change. Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

My dream of a cottage by the sea… There are songs written about it, there are books written about it and poems written about it – the sea. How many of us have the dream of owning a cottage by the sea? I mean a place of peace and tranquility, quiet walks on the beach with not a soul in sight, collecting shells and drift-wood, sitting on a rock watching the ships go by…

Don’t we all have a dream like that?

This is an imaginary scene on the West Coast of South Africa.

Have a great day everyone and keep on dreaming!

  1. 10th December 2010 – FEATURED in Live & Let Live
  2. 12th December 2010 – FEATURED in Inspired Art
  3. 14th October 2012 – FEATURED in Art for Sale

See also Fisherman’s Cottage in South Africa below

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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  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    Love it, Maree!

  • Oh thank you Corri, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • supernan
    supernanover 4 years ago

    Oh what a lovely looking place and those lovely little cottages, with their open fires in winter, smoke twirling from the chimney tops..Sigh Sigh….wonderful x

  • Siiigh! I agree, and dreams DO come true! Pleased you like it Nan, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

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

  • Oh WOW Kim! How splendid! Thank you for this feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 4 years ago

    So neat Maree! take care, Linda

  • Thanks so much Linda, much appreciate your comment! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Ag kyk net hoe mooi, ek lief daai golfies wat sulke wit skuim bo-op maak, so uitlokkend!…and oh, yes, I’m also dreaming!

  • Ons kan maar saam droom Lizzie, en dankie vir die begunstiging!

    – Maree Clarkson

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 4 years ago

    Excellent, as always, Maree!

  • Thanks SO much for that George, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 4 years ago

    dream on!!! my family says i live in “Sally World”…and the place in this painting is “just right and all is well in the world”…

  • You and me both Sally! Glad you like it, thank you very much!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Oops! congrats on the feature, great!!

  • Oh my, thank you Liz, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • OMG Francis! this is GREAT! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 4 years ago

    Pragtige prestasie! Veels geluk!Jou huisie is “in die mark!”

  • Aaah, BAIE dankie Liz, ek waardeer dit waarlik!

    – Maree Clarkson

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