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It's wet and warm! by Maree  Clarkson

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Ink sketch on Visual 200gsm watercolour paper, using a Pilot Calligraphy Lettering pen (Black) and a Pilot black Fineliner for finer work.

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. 
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “Over the Teacups,” 1891

Sketching has always been one of my great passions, but of late I’ve been neglecting it in favour of doing mostly watercolours. I’ve decided to go back to basics and sketch a lot more.

Sketching forces you to look in more detail, and ask yourself what you actually see. You’ll end up seeing a lot more than you would otherwise. There’s something about holding a pen or pencil in your hand that gets your creative juices flowing in a much different way than holding a brush. When you get used to sketching, the movements of your hand become much more fluid and it becomes really easy and natural. The more you practice, the better you will become at sketching.

Here I’ve sketched one of my pet hates – tea or coffee in THICK hospital-like cups! (Sketched at the Krugersdorp Private Hospital, Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa)

  1. 20th May 2011 – FEATURED in Shameless Self-Promotion
  2. 14th September 2012 – FEATURED in Artists of Still Life
  3. 5th January 2013 – FEATURED in the Pen and Ink Corner

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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  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Just imagine that beautiful framed print somewhere in a kitchen Maree, lovely work!! Inspiring (again!)

  • Still that B & W kitchen we’re on about! Pleased you like this Liz, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Maree, and there is certainly delight found in your sketches! It’s lovely admiring this charming piece along with your narrative! There are big smiles upon my face! Cheers, Lisa =)

  • Now I’m the one smiling Lisa! Thank you for your lovely comment and for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • surekha
    surekhaover 3 years ago

    Love your drawing skills Maree…………

  • Thank you so much Surekha!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteover 3 years ago

    wonderful how well you can draw Maree

  • How nice of you to say so, thanks a lot Gilberte!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    I love my coffee! This is a great sketch. I know I should try doing a sketch, but I’ve never ever thought I could do it. Maybe I’ll just try one of these days!

  • Thank you Dot, having a cup right now? Smile! And you certainly should try to sketch, it’s not as difficult as you think!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Cream and sugar in mine! ;O))) lovely Maree! take care, Linda

  • One hot coffee coming up Linda, one sugar? Glad you like it, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    It’s that cute little doilie under the cup! Congrats on the feature! ;-)

  • Ha ha, I KNEW that would do it!! Thanks a lot Liz, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Great work on this one Maree! I love all of the line work

  • Thanks Dianne, very relaxing!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    i love it Maree, doing more sketching has been a New Year resolution for me the last few years!

  • Well, that’s my resolution as well Sue! thanks for taking a look, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 3 years ago

    2 please!!!! :O))))

  • You took so long to respond I drank that one! Another one coming up, 2 sugar, sweetie!

    – Maree Clarkson

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