Category Archives: Landscape

Marie Marfia, Oh Bracken, 8x8in., soft pastel on textured gator board.

Oh Bracken!

Marie Marfia, Oh Bracken, 8x8in., soft pastel on textured gator board.
Click to bid • 8x8in. • pastel • starts at $100

I love how the ferns along the ditch turn yellow and orange and then the sun lights them up like lanterns through the trees.


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Marie Marfia, So Poplar, 9x6in., soft pastel on textured gator board

So Poplar!

Click here to bid • 9x6in. • pastel • starts at $100

It’s starting! The colors are coming to my back yard! I can’t wait. I love fall color season. This is a piece I did to get ready for my pastel class tomorrow at LACA.


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Queen of All I Survey

Marie Marfia, Queen of All I Survey, 6x9in., soft pastel on textured gator board.
Click here to bid • 6x9in. • pastel • starts at $100

Our wonderful dog, Daisy, who passed away recently. She was awesome and we’re very glad to have had her for fifteen years.


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Marie Marfia, Roadside Chicory, soft pastel on anthracite Pastelmat, 8x6in.

Roadside Chicory

Marie Marfia, Roadside Chicory, soft pastel on anthracite Pastelmat, 8x6 in.
Click here to bid • 8x6in. • pastel • starts at $100

Something about chicory on the side of the road just makes my brain go fizz. You?


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Marie Marfia, Serenity, soft pastel on textured gator board, 6x9in.

Serenity

Click here to bid • 6x9in. • pastel • starts at $100

Went kayaking with Sam and Nick the other day and had a great time floating in the Ludington State Park on the Lost Lake canoe trail. Peaceful and quiet out there!


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Marie Marfia, In a Mood, soft pastel on textured gator board, 9x6in.

In a Mood

Marie Marfia, In a Mood, soft pastel on textured gator board, 9x6in.
Click here to bid • 9x6in. • pastel • starts at $100

Clouds this time of year just leave me breathless and I love how the sky makes this tornado shape when I’m walking Roger along the ditch. It’s just gorgeous.


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Big Red

Marie Marfia, Big Red, 9x6in., soft pastel on textured gator board.
Click here to bid • 9x6in. • pastel • starts at $100

I used to pass this tree nearly every day when I lived in Fountain. It’s so beautiful in the fall. Worth the drive.


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Great 2022 Print Giveaway

The Great Summer 2022 Print Giveaway

Did you know that I’m giving away as many as 72 prints this summer? Amazing, right?

Great 2022 Print Giveaway
More prints getting mailed out during The Great 2022 Print Giveaway!

Here’s how it works. I have a booth every Thursday at the Artisan Market this summer in downtown Ludington, MI from May 26 through September 22, 2022. Every week I offer a giveaway of either a landscape or skelly print to anyone who signs up. No purchase necessary! Pretty cool!

But there’s more! I am also randomly drawing names from my existing email list to send a print, either skelly or landscape, by mail. So just by being a subscriber you are entered to win either a beautiful landscape or a fun skelly print each week this summer. So by signing up early, you have more chances to win!

So, come on out to the Artisan Market this summer and get in on The Great Summer 2022 Print Giveaway! Or sign up here on my website. Either way, you’re entered in the giveaway. It’s my way of thanking my subscribers for hanging with me. You’re all awesome.


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Earth Day 2022

I’m going to be creating a landscape painting and live streaming it on Facebook Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 12-3:30pm at the United Methodist Church on Bryant Road in Ludington, Michigan. You will be able to bid on the painting via silent auction at the event. All proceeds from the auction will go to AFFEW (A Few Friends for the Environment of the World). Pretty exciting!

You don’t have to be present to win but you do need to come to the Earth Day event to be able to bid. I will be framing the piece with a gold and black frame at the end of the event and you will be able to take it with you or, if you prefer, I will deliver it to a local address or I can ship it. The winner will be announced at 4pm.

I’m so excited because this is one of the big things I wanted to do this year, using my artwork to do good in the world! I’m so proud to be working alongside AFFEW to help clean up our environment locally and globally.

Below are the reference photos I’ll be practicing for the final painting. Watch my Facebook and Instagram feeds to vote for your favorite reference on April 18, 2022.

Success! Here’s a link to the live demo recording on Facebook and below is my final piece right before I popped it into its frame and it went home with the winner of the silent auction!

Pretty cool!

These are the time-lapses for my study sessions as I finished them. Enjoy!

Upper Hamlin Lake
Summer Morning Trees
Pere Marquette River Spring

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plein air set up at Ludington State Park

Painting at the state park

After my first attempt to paint outdoors in the snow I found I liked it so much that I had to do it again. This time I went to Ludington State Park, which is just about five minutes away from my house. So great to live this close!

I set up along the Sable River for both pieces. I was captivated by a pine tree on the bank with its limbs covered with fresh snow and the sun glinting on the water. Memo to me: if you park yourself under snow covered branches and there’s the least bit of wind you will end up with snow in your pastel box. I need to do some research about umbrellas that attach to a tripod. But no harm done.

The second piece was farther up the river towards the dam along the boardwalk on the south side. I loved the way the sun lit up the bank and the way the pines in the distance cast shadows all around.

It was pretty cold out there at 10 am, and I was also in a lot of shade, so there were no warming rays hitting my coat. Fortunately, I had some of those instant heat packs to put in my mittens.

Another memo: Get some good, fitted fingerless gloves before doing this again. The mittens I have are wool, but while the fingers are open, the thumb is covered. This makes for awkward handling of pastels, especially the smaller ones. Yet another memo: replace all those teeny pieces with half sticks. It’s just too hard to hang onto small pieces when your hands are cold.

I had a great time walking around in the park. I saw four people and one dog out on the trail along the river and it was a beautiful day to be outside, sun shining and mild temperatures in the 30s.

Here is the first of the pieces I did:

Marie Marfia, Tree on the Bank, soft pastel on sanded paper, 10 in x 8 in.
Tree on the Bank, soft pastel on sanded paper, 10 in x 8 in.
A picture of my set up for the first piece.

I really love being outdoors to paint. I like feeling the sun on my face, I like the paintings I make from life better than those I recreate from photos. They’re fresher, looser and more reflective of the overall experience. So I will definitely be doing more of them!


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