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Ink sketch and watercolour on Amedeo 200gsm
(My apologies, but the format of this sketch does not make a good Card.)

A depiction of a ‘windpomp’ (windmill) in the Karoo. They are such a part of our countryside here in South Africa and they play a specially important part in dry areas like the Karoo where both humans and animals are very dependent on them for water.

These windmills extract the life blood of the earth and it is usually poured into a cement dam close-by the windpomp. Many farm children swim in these cement dams on sweltering days and I have seen flocks of Egyptian Geese taking a quick, cool dip on their way to somewhere.

  1. 13th June 2012 – FEATURED in Quality Art & Photography
  2. 14th June 2012 – FEATURED in Afrikaans
  3. 22nd June 2012 – FEATURED in African Art & Photography
  4. 12th October 2012 – FEATURED IN Women Painters
  5. 8th July 2014 – Placed in the TOP 10 of the challenge Paaie in Suid-Afrika / Roads in South Africa in “Afrikaans”

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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Comments

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    Jou heel mooiste werk ooit! Ten favs my friend, this is unique, so Africa, so wonderful….

  • Sjoe, vreeslik dankie vir jou mooi woorde! And thanks ever so much for the (ten) favs Elizabeth, appreciate it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 2 years ago

    I love this one maree. Such a nice style and wonderful colours

  • Thank you Kerry, I’m sketching much more again!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • BasantSoni
    BasantSoniover 2 years ago

    GRACIOUS composition with beauty of colors…& perspective

  • Thanks EVER so much Basant!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 2 years ago

    WOW! FanTAStic work and commentary! Love your title too! You should write a book, and illustrate it yourself. You know, like….“I had a farm in Africa.” What was that famous story that began this way? It became a movie too. Loved it. And I love your work!

  • Thanks ever so much for your lovely comment and fav Brenda! Aaaah, that book again – yes, it’s next on my list! lol! I think Meryll Streep was in that movie, loved it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 2 years ago

    I loved the movie too. And I can see you creating something lovely for the big screen too!

  • Ha! In my next life-time Brenda, among other things… there’s still so much to see and do and so little time…

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in my ‘MOUNTAIN SPECTACULAR’ selection for 13.06.2012

  • This is really great Karen! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago

    14 Junie 2012.

  • Wow! Uitstekend Elizabeth! Dankie vir hierdie erkenning, waardeer dit baie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    wonderful Maree.

  • Thanks so much Albert, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago


    This marvelous work has just been selected and featured in the “African Art and Photography” group! Please view and participate in comments on our featured page here
    This image now qualifies for our monthly avatar and voucher challenge here

  • Thank you ever so much for the feature Konstantinos, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...about 2 years ago


    Women Painters

    Please leave your comments on the permanent feature page.

  • This is great Madalena! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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