W&N watercolour on DalerRowney 300gsm
The Magalies River on its way to Hartebeespoort Dam (Gauteng, South Africa)

as winter fades to spring
hangers-on will be forced to let go,
making room for new growth
fresh color,

Well, now that we’ve passed the Winter Solstice here in South Africa, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to Spring, which is not that far off, if we’re lucky, about 6 weeks. I know the 1st of September is officially supposed to be Spring, but apart from the wind in August (which is SO necessary to clear away all the old growth and debris), I always jump for joy as August approaches because that’s when the plants come to life again, defying any cold that might still be in the air.

  1. 27th June 2012 – FEATURED in Vibration in Art & Verse
  2. 29th June 2012 – FEATURED in Creative Cards & Calendars
  3. 29th June 2012 – FEATURED in Realist Paintings about Water
  4. 8th July 2012 – FEATURED in Lakes and Inland Waterways
  5. 11th July 2012 – FEATURED in Scenery
  6. 5th September 2012 – FEATURED in Realist Landscape Painting
  7. 15th March 2014 – FEATURED in Seasons – Nature’s Palette
  8. 16th March 2014 – FEATURED in Women Painters


landscape, landscapes, water, river, magalies river, hartebeespoort dam, mountain, nature, watercolour, watercolor, winter, spring, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, the promise of things to come

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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  • Sean Seal
    Sean Sealabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful. I particularly like the clouds.

  • Thanks ever so much Sean, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    This is one of those amazingly beautiful and soft-on-the-eye pieces of yours! Well done Maree!

  • Thank you VERY much Elizabeth, appreciate that you added it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 2 years ago

    Excellent as always, Maree !!!

  • Thanks ever so much Georgie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • tori yule
  • This is great Tori, thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Drew28
    Drew28about 2 years ago

    Beautiful work so well done !!

  • So pleased you like it Andrew and thanks for the fav, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    very nice……

  • Thanks for that fav Larry, glad you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • aldona
    aldonaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful Congrats

  • Wow Aldona, this is really great! Thank you for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutabout 2 years ago

    So fresh and wonderful!

  • Thank you Randy, appreciate your comment!

    – Maree Clarkson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful work has been featured in the Realistic Paintings about Water group
    29th june 2012

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

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 2 years ago

    8th July 2012

    Superb work! Please click here to visit your featured images showcase page.

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Georgie, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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