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W & N watercolour on Ashrad 200gsm Drawing cartridge
- 12″ × 8″

The guinea fowl counts: one, two, three, four …
Pray what is all that counting for,
Out there among the deep dark pine trees?
The bird, driven by knowledge’s itch,
And doing so without a glitch,
Is counting what it’s worth in guineas.

Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914)

Guinea fowl are native to Africa, but the Helmeted Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) has been domesticated and both feral and wild-type birds have been introduced elsewhere. These birds are normally monogamous, mating for life. However, occasional bigamy has been recorded for the Helmeted Guinea fowl (how dare he?!)

18th October 2012 – SOLD 1 Matted print – THANK YOU to the buyer!

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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

    Sommer baie netjies!! ;-) Love the verse tool!

  • Baie dankie Liz, and thank you very much for the fav! When I’m feeling creative and inspiration just won’t come, the only thing I can do is turn to my favourite, sketching birds!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Love it, and the poem as well!

  • Thanks a lot Dot, pleased you like it. and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    They are the greatest burglar alarm! I like your

  • Better than any watchdogs Marriet! Thanks for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Azellah
    Azellahover 3 years ago

    I love it, such beautiful tones!!!

  • Thanks ever so much Azellah, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Absolutely wonderful Shanghaiwu! Thank you for the feature, I’m really thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Andrew Mather
    Andrew Matherover 3 years ago

    Great sketch ! Yeah, they are great burglar alarms, we used to have them when I was a kid. My old man always used to reckon they were saying “bugger off..bugger off” ;-)

  • In our part of the world, we think they’re saying “come here, come here!” and they can carry on for hours! Great that you like this, thank you Andrew!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    wonderful artwork

  • Thank you Angel!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 3 years ago

    spots ahoy!

  • Yeah!! Thanks for popping in Maree!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jenifer  Bunnett
    Jenifer Bunnettover 3 years ago

    Lovely…captured their spirit.

  • Aaaah, their spirit…. which is truly lovely! Thanks for that Jeni, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

  • Thank you SO much Marella, greatly appreciate the feature!

    – Maree Clarkson

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