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Sketching in the Game Reserve - Springbuck by Maree  Clarkson


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Ink sketch with W&N watercolour in my Moleskine 200gsm ‘Nature journal’ A4 size

Not far from us, about 10km, is the Krugersdorp Game Reserve (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa), one of my favourite places to visit. We often go to the restaurant they have there and it’s great seeing all the animals along the way, about a kilometer drive through the Game Reserve till you get to the restaurant.

These Springbuck (Antidorcas marsupialis) were grazing not far off the road and didn’t even look up when I settled myself on the bonnet of my Land Rover to sketch them. Other great sightings are the Giraffe, but they prefer to keep their distance and I’ve taken a couple of photographs, so that will have to suffice for a sketch. Also Kudu, Eland, Springbok, Blue Wildebeest and other small buck often graze close to the road. The Lions and the Rhinos are kept in separate enclosures, accessible by drive-through tours via a special gate.

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.

~Sam Walter Foss

Afrikaans – Springbok

  1. 23rd November 2011 – FEATURED in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends
  2. 15th September 2012 – FEATURED in Animals of Africa


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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 Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant!! How lucky you are to have them so close to your place!

  • Thanks Liz and yes, I agree, it’s great!

    – Maree Clarkson

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    CeePhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends group (clickable banner)

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  • This is wonderful Cee! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Maree, excellent work.

  • Thanks a lot Andrea!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • jeanlphotos
    jeanlphotosalmost 3 years ago

    On Your FEATURE

  • Thanks ever so much Jean!

    – Maree Clarkson

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    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

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  • This is wonderful Magriet! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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