Hand painted in watercolours on Saunders watercolor paper 300gms (for my husband’s birthday)

This is the King protea, the national flower of South Africa which is unmistakable with its strong large flower heads. Proteas are commonly known as Sugarbushes. As the detail in my work is very clear, followers of my watercolours will certainly benefit by buying a laminated print from RedBubble for study purposes.

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2.Featured in the group JUST WATERCOLOURS
3.Featured in the group Proteas,Lecodendrum, Leucospernum
4.Featured in Fauna and Flora of South Africa
5.Featured in Amazing Challenge Entertainment
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9.Featured in Paint Book Permanent Flower Gallery in Art Universe – 17/08/11

Artist of the Month Award July 2011 in Painters Universe
Top Ten in “Watercolour up Close” in the Art up Close challenge
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I am a qualified art lecturer, now retired and living in Cape Town. My main topic in art is the West Coast of South Africa, and I invite you to visit my blog where you will get to know me better, as well as the lovely area that I love to paint.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful Marie! the proud flower of our South African nation! Great work!

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    this is a fabulous painting.

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

    Found it!!! Lovely! :-)

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

  • Marie Theron
    Marie Theronover 4 years ago

    Thank you, Maree, scallyart and Qnita!

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much, Annette!

    – Marie Theron

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 4 years ago

    Oh wow Marie! Congratulations, very well deserved!

  • Thank you, Maree!

    – Marie Theron

  • Debbie Schiff
    Debbie Schiffover 4 years ago

    A FEATURE… that’s absolutely wonderful!!!!! Congratulations!!!!! :)

  • Marie Theron
    Marie Theronover 4 years ago

    Thank you, Debbie! I did not know what “a feature” was…

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 4 years ago

    How very talented :)

  • Thank you, kalaryder! I am glad you think so!

    – Marie Theron

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