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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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pastel painting of a man on a log in the forest

Sitting on a Log

pastel painting of a man on a log in the forest

Sitting on a Log, 5×7″ pastel on sanded paper by Marie Marfia. $90.

This little painting is about sitting on top of a log in the middle of the Manistee National Forest. Steve and I had gone walking around a potential camping spot near the Pere Marquette River and started wandering along a deer path. Deer seem to pick out the prettiest places to walk along. Anyway, we came across this huge tree across the path and naturally, Steve wanted to climb aboard and pose for a picture. I love living around here.

This is one of my daily paintings. If you would like to purchase it, please email me.

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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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