Category Archives: Pastels

Marie Marfia, A Toast to Old Friends, 9x6in., soft pastel on textured gator board

A Toast to Old Friends

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

Well, well, well. We meet again! Skull still lifes throughout the spooky season. This is fun!


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Marie Marfia, Still Life in the Old Skull Yet, 9x6in., soft pastel on textured gator board.

Still Life in the Old Skull Yet

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

Already looking forward to October’s Skull Still Life Class! Woot! This is going to be great!


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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, Vermilion Point, soft pastel on sanded paper, 10 in x 10 in. $1,000.

How to take care of your new pastel painting

Marie Marfia, Vermilion Point, soft pastel on sanded paper, 10 in x 10 in. $1,000.
Vermilion Point, soft pastel on sanded paper, 10 in x 10 in. $1,000.

Now what?

You may be the type of person who stores artwork in a flat file and feels good about that. It certainly eliminates the problem of too many paintings and not enough wall space!

What I like to do with my paintings is frame them and hang them on the wall. Framing keeps the pastel painting safe from accidental smudging and from moisture in the air. Properly framed, your pastel painting will last for generations! If that’s what you like to do, too, read on.

Sometimes I like to use a local framer to help me select just the right framing package for my work. Locally, that’s Rob at Timeless Framing. He is an expert at framing my pastel paintings. For example, he had the perfect skull and roses frames for my skellies and used a wonderful combination mat package that highlighted the colors in the work. I love his stuff.

If you’re using a local framer, choose someone with experience in pastel paintings, like Rob.

Sometimes I go to www.webpictureframes.com. This is a great website because I can see exactly what my framed painting will look like before I buy.

For example, with this painting, Vermilion Point, I went to webpictureframes.com, then selected a black wooden frame. From there, I used the buttons underneath the frame image to upload an picture of my painting, select a mat package, order museum grade acrylic, hanging hardware, the works! The whole package arrived in 2 weeks.

I like webpictureframes.com because they’re a small shop that does good work and they’re super about answering my questions by phone or email.

Once you have your artwork ready to hang, then be sure to place it somewhere cool and dry, that’s out of direct sunlight. (So the bathroom is out!) Then pat yourself on the back for taking care of your artwork and enjoy!


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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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Marie Marfia, Here Comes the Sun, soft pastel on textured gator board, 9 in x 6 in

Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun, soft pastel on textured gator board by Marie Marfia, 9 in x 6 in, auction is here.

This morning I thought I’d shake things up a little bit. I have a pastel class coming up next Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at LACA and we’re going to be painting fall foliage. So I decided to do three quick practice paintings and only allow myself ten minutes for each. It’s useful because it keeps me focused on the painting and doesn’t give me any time to question my choices. And it’s fun! Anyway, this is the second one that I did, which I liked best this morning. I may fiddle with the other two, dunno yet. You can watch the video on my YouTube channel. This piece is available at auction on Daily Paint Works.


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