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pastel painting of a bend in the river

On the Bank, pastel painting of a bend in the river

On the Bank, 5×7″ pastel painting of a bend in the Pere Marquette Riveer in the Manistee National Forest by Marie Marfia ©2019. This painting is available on eBay. Click the link below.

I love this bend in the river. I stand on the bank and look down on the water flowing by. It’s very peaceful and makes me grateful to live where I do. 

This painting is for sale on ebay. When you bid on this painting you’re helping me contribute to AFFEW, a local environmental organization. Thanks for your support!

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pastel painting of a tree on the bank of the river

Old Guardian-pastel painting of a gnarly old tree on the banks of a river

pastel painting of a tree on the bank of the river in the forest
Old Guardian, 6×9″ pastel painting of a tree on the bank of the Pere Marquette River in the Manistee National Forest. This painting is available on ebay, see link below.

I love this old tree that sits on a the bank of the Pere Marquette River in the Manistee National Forest. I love the way the left branch spirals out into space, a fractal if I ever saw one. I love the holes in the trunk and like to imagine the critters that take refuge there.

This painting is for sale on ebay. When you bid on this painting you’re helping me contribute to AFFEW, a local environmental organization. Thanks for your support!

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Winter Morning-pastel painting of snowy banks on a river in the forest

pastel painting of snowy banks on the Pere Marquette River in the Manistee National Forest

Walking along the Pere Marquette River one winter morning. The clouds were lit up from the morning sun, pinks and blues reflected in the water. I love living in the Manistee National Forest.

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pastel painting of a river landscape with snow

Over the Pere Marquette

This is a painting I did after walking down a 2-track road that goes along the Pere Marquette River. I really love walking this trail with the dogs. The road is a like a little roller coaster and there are lots of places where people camp. Just a beautiful spot, no matter what time of year. At the end is a place where I can slither down onto the bank and someone even put a couple of steps down there so you could get into the water if you wanted. Not today! Too cold. But maybe in the summer…

pastel painting of a snowy ridge over the Pere Marquette River.
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Tall Pines over the Pere Marquette – pastel painting of a river in the woods

pastel painting of a river in the woods

Tall Pines Over the Pere Marquette, 9×6″ pastel painting by Marie Marfia. Available $110.

Tall Pines Over the Pere Marquette

Made it all the way back to the first campsite but the second one was occupied so we had to cut our walk short a little bit. No worries. The view was spectacular as always and I’m glad I picked this particular dirt road for our walk today.

This painting is available for $110 in my shop.

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Kink in the River

pastel painting of a river

Kink in the River, 5×7″ pastel on gessoed mat board by Marie Marfia

Today I had a mammogram. This is not my favorite thing in the world. I’m sure I’m not the only one. I never know what to do with my hands. And I’m uncomfortable being the only one in the room who’s topless.

Maybe if I was in my twenties or thirties, but not nowadays. Nowadays I’m almost 60 and I’m not interested in letting everything hang out there in the fresh air. Nude beaches? Not so much. That’s not to say I wouldn’t try it, but I’d have to see it first, see if there was anyone else like me out there, nekkid.

Still not comfortable in my own skin. I wonder if I’ll ever be?

About the painting

This daily painting is from a photo I took on a high bluff over the Pere Marquette River in the Manistee National Forest. Steve and I had just sat down to rest for a minute and I was struck by the bright reflection of the sky and the diagonal of the trees in the background. I like the sweep of last year’s leaves in the front of this piece and the green, purple and orange colors. The swirling brush strokes capture the movement of the water. This piece reminds me how lucky I am to live here.

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