Painting No. 16, 30 Landscapes in 30 Days

Durbin Creek Overhang

For this painting, I used a black mat board, coated with clear gesso to provide a tooth for the pastels.

I liked the lichen on the trees in the foreground, the water plants reflecting in the creek and the way the light on the brush across the water helped define the shapes of the branches hanging down.

This is the end of the red diamond spur trail in the Julington Durbin Preserve. I like to walk here in teh fall and winter because it is cool enough that there aren’t many mosquitoes out and the ones that are buzzing around are sluggish enough to swat with some degree of success. There used to be a bridge across the creek but the wood pylons are all that’s left. Sometimes I see a flat bottomed boat troll by, full of sportsmen in camouflage. Most times it’s just me and the dogs and the sounds of frogs, birds, and I-95 traffic in the distance.

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, detail, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, detail, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, detail, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, detail, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of branches over hanging the Durbin Creek

Durbin Creek Overhang, detail, 6×9″ pastel painting on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

This painting is available at auction on ebay.


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