Scattered Daisy leaves by Maree  Clarkson

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Coffee and watercolour on Ashrad 200gsm HOT sketch paper A4 (8″ × 12″)

“All summer she scattered the daisy leaves;
They only mocked her as they fell.
She said: “The daisy but deceives;
‘He loves me not,’ ‘he loves me will,’
One story no two daisies tell.”
Ah foolish heart, which waits and grieves
Under the daisy’s mocking spell.”

Helen Hunt

A couple of months ago I stopped having milk and sugar in my coffee, now only take it straight. As I was finishing my cup of coffee this afternoon, I used the left-overs in the mug to do a quick study of two daisies, adding a bit of watercolour for the stem and centre of the flowers. The paper this was done on is very smooth, actually meant only for sketching, so the coffee reacted totally different to what it does on a good grade watercolour paper. But I was having fun, so there!

  1. I asked Elizabeth Kendall to write a verse for this image and you can read it here at He loves me, he loves me not-. It’s written in our home language, Afrikaans
  1. 25th March 2011 – FEATURED in This & That
  2. 3rd April 2011 – FEATURED in Dutch Showcase – also SPECIAL FEATURED MEMBER!
  3. 13th September 2011 – FEATURED in Artists of Still Life
  4. 24th March 2013 – FEATURED by RedBubble in EXPLORE
  5. 31st March 2013 – FEATURED in Vibrationin Art and Verse

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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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful sweetheART such a fresh painting – a lovely fave ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • Aaah Val, pleased you like it! Thank you for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Grobleralmost 4 years ago


  • Haai Maureen, baie dankie, ook dat jy kom inloer het!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaalmost 4 years ago

    I see you couldn’t resist the lure of coffee painting again! I know the feeling lol

  • Every now and then it surfaces Dianne! Thanks for popping in!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Ag hoe lieflik en myne! Baie dankie, ek pars dit in my Bybel…en dink aan jou! xx

  • Oooeee, dankie jy! Al wat dit nou nodig het, is ’n mooi versie… Wil jy nie een opskryf en dit in jou portefeulje sit as a collaboration nie? Dit sal wonderlik in ons Bybels wees met ’n Bybelversie op.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 4 years ago

    Goed, net oor jy so mooi vra! Ek sit my gedagtes in eerste rat hoor….!

  • – Maree Clarkson

  • Heidi Mooney-Hill
    Heidi Mooney-Hillalmost 4 years ago

    I just love your paintings so light and soft

  • Thanks a lot Heidi!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    I absolutely love it!! I think having fun is usually the best way to create beauty!! Well done! :)

  • Thanks ever so much Angie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 4 years ago

    very elegant…you do great work, Maree…

  • Oh hank you Sally!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    love this and LL YOUR COFFEE ART @liZ

  • Thanks for that Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 4 years ago

    You are a treat Ms. Clarkson!! Love it!

  • Oh wow Kay! thank you for that, much appreciated! Hugs

    – Maree Clarkson

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