W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

  1. How earthbound and captive
    to a petulant spring wind
    is this flash of iridescence,
    lightning blue-on-black,
    a crow’s wing feather.
    Intricately made, with
    spine and ribs precisely curved
    to master the air, it’s
    as complex as life itself in
    its fashioning, its purpose,
    yet black as death in its death.
    This feather at one time
    challenged the heavens but is now
    capriciously blown about, rising
    as if to soar, only to falter. Its flutter
    is nothing more than the wind.
    If this quill could find ink,
    would it write of soaring as a
    memory or would it tell of a spirit
    kept alive by stir of the wind?


17th January 2012 – SOLD 1 Card – Thank you to the buyer!

  1. 30th December 2011 – FEATURED in Raven Heart – Corvus Toto Pectore
  2. 1st January 2012 – FEATURED in Sketching and Drawings

Poster for the Corvid-lover


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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.
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  • LimbozArt
    LimbozArtabout 3 years ago

    Maree, I love crows and feed a family of eight daily…this image speaks to my heart. Well done.

  • I am so pleased you like it Limboz, thank you! And how lucky you are to have that family in your life! It’s any crow-lover’s dream to have some resident crows or visitors, chookas to you!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 3 years ago

    Ag hoe pragtig!!! Excellent art Maree!

  • thanks a lot Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Rookwood Studio ©
    Rookwood Studio ©over 2 years ago

    Raven Hearts Group

  • This is so absolutely wonderful Lisa! Thank you for the feature, I’m utterly thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    Congrats on the sale Maree! I’m glad for you! ;-)

  • Thanks a lot Liz! Whoot whoot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldalmost 2 years ago

    Hi Maree, thank you for the fave and hope all is hunky dory with you!

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