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Pastel painting of a tree with pink blooms

Pinked

Pastel painting of a tree with pink blooms

Pinked, 5×7″ pastel on sanded paper by Marie Marfia. $90.

I was driving into town to work today and was gobsmacked by the flowers on all the trees. You know those pink ones with the really giant blooms on them? I love those things. If I had one in my yard I think I’d just stare at it all day so long as the flowers lasted. I took a lot of reference photos just in case the wind blew all the blooms away and then I did this little painting when I got in my studio. It’s fluttery and windswept and pink, just like those trees.

 

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Number 26, 30 Landscapes in 30 Days

Today’s painting is about a big ol’ pine tree in the JDP. I love the asymmetrical shape of this tree and especially when it’s silhouetted against a beautiful deep blue sky.

The big pines in the Julington Durbin Preserve are fun to paint because they have these elegant branches that curve down and then swoop back up again and they’re dotted all over with poofs of needles. I heart them.

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of a tall pine silhouetted against a blue sky

Tall Pine, Blue Sky, detail, 9×6″ pastel on mat board by Marie Marfia

This painting is available at auction on ebay.


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No. 20, 30 Landscapes in 30 Days

Green Skirt

In this painting, I was drawn by the bright green hula skirt on the base of this tree in the Julington Durbin Preserve. So much like tentacles, or Morticia Addams’ dress, or green fingers!

pastel painting of two trees in the Julington Durbin Preserve

Green Skirt, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two trees in the Julington Durbin Preserve

Green Skirt, detail, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two trees in the Julington Durbin Preserve

Green Skirt, detail, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two trees in the Julington Durbin Preserve

Green Skirt, detail, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

pastel painting of two trees in the Julington Durbin Preserve

Green Skirt, detail, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

This painting is available at auction on ebay.


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Sugar skelly number 4, green and orange

orange-flower butterfly

I was out taking pictures of butterflies and bees in my wildflower garden yesterday and that was the inspiration for today’s Sugar Skelly. Her dress is the color of the leaves of the flowers and there’s a butterfly flittering around her head, perhaps hoping for a sip of nectar from her pretty bouquet.

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