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Aladdin's lamp by Maree  Clarkson

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Black Ink sketch and W&N watercolour on Amedeo 200gsm

My Paraffin (kerosene) lamp hanging in my garden and a couple of items from the patio. (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)

Kerosene lamps are widely used for lighting in rural areas of Africa and Asia where electricity is not distributed, or is too costly. Kerosene lamps consume an estimated 77 billion litres of fuel per year, equivalent to 1.3 million barrels of oil per day, comparable to annual U.S. jet fuel consumption of 76 billion litres per year

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
- Francis Bacon

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lamp, kerosene, paraffin, aladdins lamp, watercolour, watercolor, ink, black ink, pen, sketch, maree clarkson, tarlton, magaliesburg, krugersdorp, gauteng, south africa, still life

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.
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Comments

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Love it!! Interesting info too and a very original piece of art! Well done Maree!

  • Thanks a lot Ms Kendall!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work Maree! Love these old lamps! :o)

  • Thanks Marilyn and yes, they certainly do come in handy with all our electricity outages!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 1 year ago

    beautiful image

  • Thanks ever so much Angel, appreciate the fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 1 year ago

    Very nice

  • Thank you Warren

    – Maree Clarkson

  • lorileeg
    lorileegover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago
  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Ramesh, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 1 year ago

    Congrats on the feature Maree, excellent!!

  • Thank you very much Elizabeth! Curtsy!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    Great work..

  • Thank you for the feature Lori, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago


    JANUARY 26th, 2013
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    Mary

  • Thank you for the feature Mary, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 1 year ago

    February 12,2013

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

    – Maree Clarkson

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