Hand Painted in Watercolours on stretched Canson Aquarelle Paper.

Hydrangeas, or like we say in South Africa: Krismisrose! Hand painted in watercolours. In the early ninetees, I was asked to paint inside an art shop in central Cape Town. I took live hydrangeas to the store and produced this piece in 3 hours, chatting with customers as I worked. When there are many onlookers, the pressure is ON – no booboos allowed. As a teacher I tend to thrive under those circumstances!

This image is also the cover image of my Flowers in Watercolour Calendar
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FIRST PLACE WINNER in the “Between Violet and Crimson Group ’s Watercolour Challenge”

FIRST PLACE $20 WINNER ( in a tie) in Creative Cards and Calenders

FIRST PLACE WINNER in Featured for a Challenge: Birthday Surprize Flowers Here

Runner-up in Lotus, Hydrangea and Water Lily Group

Top Ten in Afrikaans is My Moedertaal – Pers Uitdaging

Top Ten in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group’s Flowers Challenge

Top Ten in Pastels and Whites


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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  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 4 years ago

    Ag, di’s mooi!

  • Dankie vir die “cute” comment!

    – Marie Theron

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Excellent work Marie! The way you have composed this piece is perfect!!

  • Thank you so much, Ken!

    – Marie Theron

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful, Marie

  • Thank you, Shulie! It’s from my lecturing days in the ninetees.

    – Marie Theron

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerover 4 years ago

    Wow, Marie! And to think you did this all the while talking with customers! Outstanding!

  • Thank you, Pat…I remember that we sold many Eve nr 16 long-handled brushes that morning because it looked as if the brush was doing it on its own!

    – Marie Theron

    ANNETTE HAGGERover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so very much, Annette!

    – Marie Theron

  • Marie Luise  Strohmenger
    Marie Luise S...over 4 years ago

    This is georgeous.

  • Thank you Marie Luise!

    – Marie Theron

  • Jorja
    Jorjaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful composition and colours! Wonderful piece of artwork

  • Thank you so much, Jorja!

    – Marie Theron

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You are a TOP TEN winner in the Flowers challenge in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group.

  • Thank you Cee, it was FUN to win among all the bright photos.

    – Marie Theron

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 4 years ago

    Marie, this is so lovely. A flower which is not easy to paint in watercolors, yet you have done it so beautifully.

  • Thank you, Kate!

    – Marie Theron

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Karen…and a lovely card for me too!

    – Marie Theron

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