Last One to Ludington Buys the Ice Cream at House of Flavors


Last One to Ludington Buys the Ice Cream at House of Flavors is my idea of how a skeleton crew gets its kicks! Free shipping anywhere in the continental USA.




pastel of a skeleton carferry captain

Last one to Ludington buys the ice cream at House of Flavors, 16×20″ pastel on gatorboard. ©2018 Marie Marfia

About Last One to Ludington Buys the Ice Cream at House of Flavors

This piece was commissioned for a waitress at House of Flavors Restaurant in Ludington who was leaving town and whose boss wanted to present her with a unique gift as a going away present. He ended up buying the original and ordered a canvas-wrap print for his soon-to-be-ex employee. It went over really well.

The original painting is 16×20″ pastel on gatorboard with a pumice ground. The original has been sold.

Available in paper prints, cards and canvas wraps

You can choose from 11×14″ or 8×10″ inkjet prints on double-sided matte paper, 5×7″ greeting cards with matching white envelopes, or canvas wrap prints in three different sizes. There’s something for every budget and every size wall here, so do your worst. I’ll love you for it. Prices include shipping anywhere in the continental USA. Everywhere else, please contact me.

Just for Fun series

The Just for Fun series is a collection of my skelly paintings that are based on suggestions or commissions or just because I can’t turn my brain off when it comes to skeletons! I welcome suggestions and skelly commissions, so you if have an idea for a skeleton painting, please contact me.

About skellies

I love skellies because they’re fearless and free. When painting them I find that they take on a life of their own! If they make you laugh, then I feel my job is done. Life is short! Skellies are forever!


Pastels are my medium of choice because they’re so versatile and immediate. I love the way the light refracts when it hits the chalk. I love all the different marks you can make with them. This piece was done on Canson mi-teintes paper. I used various pastels to create this painting.




Additional information

Dimensions N/A

11×14 Print $40.00, 16×20" Canvas Wrap $148.00, 32×40" Canvas Wrap $372.00, 8×10 Print $20.00, 8×10" Canvas Wrap $76.00, Greeting Card $5.00, Original