W&N Watercolour on DalerRowney 300gsm

Die bosveld – Limpopo Provinsie, Suid Afrika

As retirement (or ‘refirement’ as I prefer to call it) looms on the horison, my heart longs for the African Bushveld – lush greenery, animals roaming around and a warm fire under die African stars. As this second (or is it the third or maybe last?) phase of our life approaches, I want to spend my days close to nature, capturing her beauty with brush and camera.

My hart trek vandag ‘n punt,

na die wye Bosveld

waar ek groot geword het as ‘n kind.

Die herinneringe neem my terug,

na die skoonheid van ‘n doringboom,

‘n sonsondergang wat hang op ‘n berg se rug

Sorgvrye … Sonskyn Kinderdae …

reëndruppels wat plas in die sand,

en vinnig wegsink in die aard se lae.

My ouerhuis sal ek vir altyd onthou,

‘n ouerpaar wat my toevou in hul liefde

en my vertel van die sterre en die “Piet My Vrou”

My hart trek vandag weer ‘n punt …

Die Bosveld se roep bly in my ore weerklink

Net in die Bosveld sal my siel ware vrede vind!

-Delia Rossouw

  1. 26th August 2012 – FEATURED in Green Artistry
  2. 4th September 2012 – FEATURED in Nature and Man
  3. 20th June 2013 – FEATURED in ‘Women Painters’ Art Depicting Foliage
  4. 24th June 2013 – FEATURED in Our Planet’s Scenery

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

    Onhebbelik mooi en VOL betekenis! Vanselfspreknd sal ek dit ’n voorplek op my gunstelingrak gee! Pragtig gedoen Maree!

  • Spesiaal vir ons drome Elizabeth! “What you think about, you bring about!” Baie dankie vir die pak van die gunsteling, waardeer dit!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work, Maree!

  • Aaah, thank you so much Istvan!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago

    August 2012 Fine Art Awards Featured Work
    August 26, 2012

  • Wow, this is great, thank you for the feature DeeZ, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature
    Nature And Man FEATURES September 4th, 2012
    This work is eligible to enter in our Nature And Man *Featured Works Challenge * September 2012
    Good Luck

  • This is wonderful Evita! Thank you for the feature, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 1 year ago

    Please visit the FOLIAGE FEATURE to leave and receive comments

  • this is great Lynda! Thank you for the feature, greatly appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Ah, now we come to the second of your features today, in Women Painters, Maree. This one, I chose, for its lush, green landscape and beautiful broad marks of your brush. Congratulations, Maree, on this “Foliage Feature” in Women Painters, today.

  • Thank you ever so much for the feature as well as your beautiful words Fran, I always look forward to the wonderful feature pages in your group and I’m absolutely thrilled to be amongst them this week!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 1 year ago


  • Wow! Thank you for the feature Vicki, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

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