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  1. If I was a Tulip
    And you were wind’s wings,
    I would not count
    My broken dreams,
    But bless the coming spring!


The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. Like many flowers, different colours of tulips also often carry their own significance. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love, while purple symbolizes royalty. The meaning of yellow tulips has evolved somewhat, from once representing hopeless love to now being a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine. White tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness. Variegated tulips, once among the most popular varieties due to their striking colour patterns, represent beautiful eyes.

  1. 13th September 2011 – FEATURED in Artists of Still Life

From my portfolio of Flowers 1

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flowers, tulips, watercolour, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, watercolor

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 2 years ago

    Daar soveel vrede en vreugde in jou werk!! Wonderlik!!

  • Baie dankie Liz!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Aleksandra Kabakova
    Aleksandra Kab...over 2 years ago

    lovely work!

  • thank you Aleksandra, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    If I were a Tulip, I would definitely be one of these. Love this gentle & colorful rendering.

  • Which one would you be, the yellow one? Smile! Thank you for your lovely comment Sheila, and thank you for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Lovely sweet image, Maree! I love tulips!

  • Thanks a lot Dot!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • sentimentum
    sentimentumover 2 years ago

  • This is utterly splendid Senti! Thank you for the feature, I’m totally thrilled!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 2 years ago

    Wow !! Simply beautiful !

  • Oh thanks ever so much Shubd, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

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