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W&N watercolour in hand-crafted sketchbook with linen satin-finish paper

7th September – FEATURED on the HomePage

Here in South Africa most of the landscape is still barren and bare after winter’s onslaught, but Spring is making a concerted effort to show herself – her reign is normally short-lived, quickly being ousted by Summer’s determination to make the most of the months ahead until Autumn has her turn again.

The garden like a lady fair was cut
That lay as if she slumbered in delight,
And to the open skies her eyes did shut;
The azure fields of heaven were ‘sembled right
In a large round set with flow’rs of light:
The flowers de luce and the round sparks of dew
That hung upon their azure leaves, did show
Like twinkling stars that sparkle in the ev’ning blue.

~ Giles Fletcher

  1. 25th August 2012 – FEATURED in Art and Collectables Sales
  2. 27th August 2012 – FEATURED in Scenery

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landscape, trees, watercolour, watercolor, sketchbook, satin, handmade, linen, winter, spring, summer, autumn, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, barren and bare

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 Kendallabout 2 years ago

    Barren and bare will be beautiful and rare in a month’s time!! Lovely Maree….

  • Thank you Elizabeth!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    I liike the look that satin paper gives, nicely done Maree.

  • Thank you Jim. It’s HIGHLY absorbent and absolutely sucks the colour right in. And can’t use too much water or scrub the paper, it virtually disintegrates.

    – Maree Clarkson

  • vigor
    vigorabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work!
    8-25-12

  • This is really great Vigor! Thank you for the feature, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • kseniako
    kseniakoabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!!

  • Pleased you like it Kseniako, and thank you for the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosterabout 2 years ago

    Like this very much Maree!

  • Thanks ever so much Sandra!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonalmost 2 years ago

    Congrats on the home page Maree! Great work! :O)))

  • Thanks ever so much Linda, appreciate that fav! Do you perhaps know where one can find the HomePage?

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Claire Elizabeth Phillips
    Claire Elizabe...almost 2 years ago

    Beautiful Maree, so delicate.

  • Thanks ever so much Claire, pleased you like it!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonalmost 2 years ago

    Maree, sorry I didn’t see your question! When I first go on redbubble the home page shows up, and then you scroll down to see the different featured art. I know they really changed things around on here! have a good one, Linda

  • Thanks Linda, I think it’s that lot under FOUND. Lol! Sure is confusing, was expecting ’ “HomePage”, you know…!

    – Maree Clarkson

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