Marie Marfia, Blue Skelly Dancers, soft pastel on paper, 16x16".

What’s in my head?

I’m not sure, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s trying to get out. Up next is my skelly version of a lovely Edward Degas Blue Dancers painting. Since I love them so much, it’s only proper that I flay them down to the bone for my own amusement. Wonder if there’s an easier way to draw a rib cage? Maybe model the thing as a solid form and then put in the negative space? These are kicking my behind for sure. Glad I got the deluxe skeleton model from American Science and Surplus, otherwise I’d be truly lost.

Original art
Blue Skelly Dancers, Marie Marfia, 16×16″ pastel on paper. Sold.

Report on the Steampunk Art Show

Success! My friend’s crafty steampunk “Ladies ARTillery” display drew lots of people who took pictures and signed up for a  mailing list and bid on the silent auction item. This Airship Purse in particular got lots of oohs and aahs all night. Not surprising, really. She makes awesome stuff.

First Coast Pastel Society Member Show at the Jewish Community Alliance, September 4-30, 2015

I’m submitting two recent skelly paintings to this show, Skelly Dance at Bougival and Madame X-Ray. If you’ve never been to the JCA, it’s a beautiful facility on San Jose Boulevard, just north of Baymeadows. Here’s the address: 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217. There is no opening reception for this show, so check the hours, and then come when you like to enjoy wonderful pastel art by local artists.

Coming up

Here are some pics I took at the beach last night, while out enjoying the cool breezes with my beloved. I will get busy turning them into awesome pastel paintings, so stay tuned. And then after that, I have ideas for about a dozen more skelly paintings, and then there’s the show at the Red Sable in October, plus a half dozen other ideas stewing around in my brain pan. It’s good to be busy.

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4 thoughts on “What’s in my head?

    1. Marie Marfia Post author

      Glad you like them! They make me laugh while I’m working on them, thinking of what the title could be, how ridiculous it is to like drawing bags of bones.

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  1. Cora Raiford

    Salvation Army stores are one of the first places we (grand daughter and I ) would go to gather parts and pieces for costumes. Grown up now, she still hits the S A when costumes are needed. ~ I miss that ~

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    1. Marie Marfia Post author

      I learned how to convert a button down shirt into a vest for the steam punk costume. If I never go to another one, that particular trick was worth it. I love thrift store shopping, too, Cora. Next time you feel like going, give me a ring.

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