Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm – 8″ × 12″
Imaginary Wisteria – my grand-daughter spent the day with me on Saturday (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) and she asked me to do a demo on wet-in-wet with no sketching, this is the painting that happened! We sat and sketched together for most the day, most enjoyable! I have added one of her paintings. I just LOVE how her flowers and blue vase turned out! She did hers in Pastels.

Cleo’s imaginary flowers done in Pastels

  1. Wisteria
    Purple Mystery
    Mysterious Wisteria
    Purple lady mysterious,
    Drooping lovely over me,
    Your hair dropping petals to the wind.
    You wane upon my window sill
    And shed your life with grace
    With every fallen purple flower
    I watch each passing face.
    Wisteria, fragrant with loveliness
    fragrance so delirious
    Wisteria, purple lady mysterious,
    Fleeting as the days of spring….
    Does time not take its toll?
    Die with grace & beauty
    For death can’t touch your Soul.

    by Michael A. Guy
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  3. 3rd September 2013 – FEATURED in A tribute to Spring in “African Art and Photography”

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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  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    If I was your grand-daughter I would claim it and hold on to it forever. Not only is it a beautiful picture but it encompasses a together moment to treasure. Alma xx

  • Aaah, it certainly was moments to treasure Alma! And I’m holding on to her sketch (which I’ve now posted here). Thank you for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful watercolour painting ! Love the colours. Your grand-daughter is a lucky girl! She may follow your very talented footsteps::))

  • Thanks for that Megs! We love painting together and she definitely is also artistic, just needs some nourishing!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Many thanks for the fav Megs, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • autumngirl
    autumngirlabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully done, Maree! I really, really like this!

  • Really pleased you like it Autumngirl, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • And thank you ever so much for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    The likeness shows Maree and she is obviously a talent to be nurtured, tell her I think it is lovely, well done. Alma

  • Oh thank you so much Alma, will certainly pass it on to her! thanks for popping in again!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • and a big thank you for the fav Alma!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • rosalin
    rosalinabout 4 years ago


  • Wow, pleased you like it Rosalin, and thanks for the fav!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Cathie Trimble
    Cathie Trimbleabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful Maree. Just love it :)

  • Thanks ever so much Cathie, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

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    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    So very beautiful, Maree!! Stunning!

  • Aaah, pleased you like it Carolyn, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • bharath
    bharathabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks ever so much Bharath!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    what a wonderful day tou had with fabulous works an d most of all the memories !@!Liz

  • Ah yes! That we certainly did Liz! and the memories are priceless! Pleased you like this and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jill Vadala
    Jill Vadalaabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks ever so much Jill!

    – Maree Clarkson

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