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Baffle them with bull! by Maree  Clarkson


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W & N watercolours done on visual 200gsm watercolour paper

  1. “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull!”
    - W. C. Fields

Afrikaner cattle (Afrikander cattle) are a hardy breed of beef cattle which are popular in South Africa. In Afrikaans, this breed is called Afrikanerbees.

The Afrikaner is a native South African breed, belonging to the Sanga type. Huge herds of Sanga type cattle were herded by the Khoikhoi (Hottentots) when the Dutch established the Cape Colony in 1652. The Khoikhoi and the Boers used the Afrikaners for meat and milk and the Boers improved them to use as draft animals. It was Afrikaner oxen which drew the wagons that carried the Voortrekkers on the Great Trek.

Afrikaners are usually deep red with long spreading horns. They have the small cervico-thoracic hump typical of Sanga cattle.
Info from Wikipedia

About 2 000 years ago it crossed into Africa from Aden and  gradually migrated southwards during successive centuries, with only the best animals adapting to arid desert conditions, extreme heat, tropical diseases and both internal and external parasites, finally reaching the southern tip of the continent. As long ago as the 15th century, Portuguese sailors reported that the Hottentots in the south-western region of the country already owned herds of these cattle

  1. 23rd May 2011 – FEATURED in Inspired Art
  1. 29th May 2011 – FEATURED in African Art & Photography

From my portfolio of Animals 2 – Domesticated

Greeting card

Easy-to-clean Laminated print for the cow shed!

Mounted print

Framed print for a Farmer’s study

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

    Love it! ;-)

  • Thank you Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Ha! Perfect, especially with the W.C.Fields quote!

  • Thanks Dottie! Smile!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • kest standley
    kest standleyover 3 years ago

    SO good. The shape of the head is just right!

  • Thanks for that Kest, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Baie mooi Maree!

  • Dankie Pieta!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

    (please consider your participation in our ongoing challenges !!!)

  • Wow, this is great Francis! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

    This stunning piece takes me back to my childhood days on the farm Maree … GREAT !!

  • Aaah, great memories! Glad you like it Marella, thank you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 3 years ago

    Congrats on the feature in Afr. art & Photography Maree!

  • Thanks a lot Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Good morning, good picture, good marks!!!! Love it. Almaxx

  • Good morning to you too Alma! Pleased you like this and thanks for the fav! this is one breed of cattle you MUST see on your next visit!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your wonderful image is among the featured work chosen for the group African Art and Photography by our current Featured Artist Ann Palframan

  • Wow Konstantinos! this is so great! A huge, big thank you to Ann for the feature, I’m totally thrilled!!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous! Thank you for submitting this piece to The best of Redbubble!

  • Thank you Jaclyn!

    – Maree Clarkson

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