Friday, April 23, 2010

"Keep Out!" - SOLD

"Creativity occurs in the moment, and in the moment we are timeless."
- Julia Cameron

"Keep Out! - watercolour in Moleskine Folio 200gsm - Maree©
Size : - 12"x 8" unframed - SOLD

This farm gate scene is not far from us in Broederstroom, a farm bordering on the Crocodile river, on our way to Hartebeespoort Dam. We stopped to give our puppy a chance to go to the toilet and I was faced with this wonderful gate right in from of me! To hubby's utmost frustration, I actually hauled out my paint set, collected water from the river and quickly started doing the sketch. The frustration was because it took a bit longer than normal, actually putting in the colour right there - normally I would do a preliminary sketch and finish it off at home - this took me just over half an hour, while Dave and Jacko explored just inside the fence, but we were soon on our way and I fiddled a bit when we got home.

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Winter Scene

“Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.”

Winter in Tarlton - watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size : 12" x 8" unframed

Winter in Gauteng, South Africa, brings raging veld fires, lands that lie fallow on farms and, in certain areas like Tarlton, frost that wipes clean any memory of green, except for the evergreen Black Wattle trees, which put up a spectacular show of brown seed pods, brightening up an otherwise bleak landscape.

ITEM ID : WinterTarlton
PRICE - R350.00 including postage

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Spring Scene

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.
~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Spring scene - watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size : 12" x 8" unframed

Spring holds a special place in my heart - the sight of the first tiny green buds on a tree is like magic unfolding after months of bleak landscapes and an earth blackened by raging veld fires.

ITEM ID : SpringScene
PRICE - R850.00 including postage in South Africa

Summer Scene

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
- James Dent

Summer Scene - watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size " 12" x 8" unframed

Summer - a time of activity - tending to the garden, going out on picnics, going to the beach, fishing or perhaps taking your sail boat out on the lake. And of course, here in South Africa, celebrating a hot and snowless Christmas!

ITEM ID : SummerScene
PRICE - R350.00 including postage in South Africa

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trees on the beach

As artists, we must learn to be self nourishing. We must become alert enough to consciously replenish our creative resources as we draw on them – to restock the trout pond, so to speak.
- Julia Cameron

"Beach and trees" - Watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size : 10" x 7" unframed

ITEM ID : BeachTrees
PRICE - R350.00 including postage in South Africa

Magaliesberg Mountain landscape

“You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself.”
- James Whittaker

"Magaliesberg mountain landscape" - watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size - 12" x 8" unframed

For this wet-on-wet scene, after wetting the paper, I sketched the main outlines of my scene using my Rigger and Cerulean Blue. I'm sure many artists use this technique, but I've always been somewhat of a sketchy person, using my pencil, going into great detail with a lot of erasing happening. It's only been the past couple of months since I started practicing painting with no sketching beforehand that I feel confident enough to consider doing this.

ITEM ID : MagaliesbergMountainLandscape
PRICE - R350.00 including postage in South Africa

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Magaliesberg Mountains 2

“Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.”
- Denis Waitley

"Magaliesberg Mountains" - watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - Maree©
Size : 15" x 11" unframed

Virtually all over the West Rand (Gauteng, South Africa) the Magaliesberg mountains are visible for miles around.

The Magaliesberg is a mountain range that stretches for over 120 kilometres, extending from Pretoria in the north of the Gauteng Province to a point south of Pilanesberg, in the North West Province, and the Bronkhorstspruit towards the east. The highest point of the Magaliesberg is reached at Nooitgedacht (1 852 metres)

ITEM ID : MagaliesbergMountains
PRICE : R350 including postage in South Africa

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