Monday, July 16, 2018

Three Peaches and Bottle


"Peach Round Up"
8"x 8" Oil on linen panel
$200. (free shipping)
Available by email: marilynmking@yahoo.com

Peaches in the South..... nothing finer than that!! The old bottle has been in the family forever and the painted bench I found in a little antique store in Brookhaven, Ga.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Braves Hat, Ball and Peanuts


"Braves Fan"
8"x 10" Oil on Gessobord
$250.00
Available by email
marilynmking@yahoo.com

I had to celebrate the great season our Atlanta Braves are having!! I lived in Atlanta 53 years and although I recently moved to SC, the Braves will always be my team!! Go Braves!!
My illustration background allows me to feel very comfortable with this type of subject, it was fun, fun, fun!! Peanuts, anyone?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

White Roses


"Rose Beauties"
8"x 6" Oil on Gessobord
$175.00
Available by email - marilynmking@yahoo.com

After a few rose studies under my belt, I feel like I'm beginning to be happy with the results. The colors in this rose were so varied that it was a pleasure to work on achieving the variations accurately.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Raspberry Jelly in Bell Jar


"Bonnie's Homemade Jelly"
8"x 8" Oil on mounted linen
Ebay auction here

This subject revisited from a few years back- same image, different background and size. The perfect pop of color for your cozy kitchen. 

suggested frame from pictureframes.com



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sunflowers and Copper- Sold


"Sun and Copper"
8"x10" Oil on linen panel
sold

I'm loving some new Linen panels from Jerry's Artarama by Senso. They are mdf board wrapped with linen and retain the nature linen color gessoed with a clear gesso.  They have a lovely texture that really encourages me to put the strokes down looser. The painting goes much quicker than on my usual Gessobord with the smooth surface but Gessobord is still my favorite  for super realistic painting but I'm going to stock up on these! Enjoy the sun and enjoy your Summer in full swing now!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Sunny Day Roses


"Sunny Day Roses"
6"x 8" oil on Gessobord

$99 + S&H
at marilynmking@yahoo.com

It was a good day in the studio and it started my week off with great expectations. I’m developing a passion for floral art as a result of studying other great paintings and also as a result of my last commission. As I’m being influenced by the gorgeous, loose and painterly styles that I so admire in other artists’ work, I’m moving away from my very precise still life paintings for a while. It is so freeing and so much fun!!! I think my favorite part of this little piece is the blue bits on the petals reflecting the sky. What marvelous color in God’s creation!!! Please enlarge and enjoy the luscious brush strokes of pure color!!!

I’m including some progression shots for those interested.



Friday, June 1, 2018

Engish Roses study - SOLD


"English Roses" study
6"x 8" oil on linen mounted wood panel

sold

Trying to loosen up in preparation for more floral still lifes. "Loose" painting is not my comfort zone and I worked past the really loose stage but it is a good start. Several years ago when I first began painting in oils I was so inspired by the loose style I saw many artists achieving and really worked at trying to accomplish a loose style of my own. As I finally got to a degree of acceptable brushwork and pleasant styling, I got interrupted by life and didn't paint for a while. Once my painting resumed I just jumped back in to what I felt comfortable with and began the trend to more and more realistic. That has worked fine and well received by collectors but as I am beginning to explore painting flowers I feel the need to back off from the very tight style that has been my norm. We will see how far I loosen up but I liked this start.....
( Ha, a true loosened up painter would have left off those dew drops, a bit of tight detail, lol )


Three White Flowers Series 2 - SOLD




"Three White Flower Series"
12" x 12" x 1 1/2" on cradled wooden panel
Commission /nfs

This series was a pure delight to produce and a departure from my usual still life paintings. However I did a series of four similar paintings in 2016 that was the inspiration for my collector who commissioned the work. I'm so happy to know they will be hanging in a gorgeous Southern home!



Strawberries and Silver Creamer Encore - SOLD


"Strawberries Encore"
6"x 8" oil on Gessobord
sold

This painting was commissioned by a collector who missed out on purchasing the previous 5x7 painting of the same image. I changed the size ratios of the objects to make a better composition for the new size of 6x8. I was especially happy to paint this one again, one of my favorite images. Several other previous works have been reproduce by request and each have improved a bit, it's a good practice!  

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lemons and Blueberries - SOLD


"Bowl of Lemons with Blueberries"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
sold


Thank you for visiting my website. I appreciate all the support I have on FB and instagram but since I've been back to painting after a 4 year "break" I have noticed that blogging is not as popular as it once was. I guess the format is a little more time consuming and other means of posting artwork reaches a greater audience. It doesn't appear that artists are shutting down their blogs but just aren't as consistent in posting on them. For now my blog is my "website" and a really good journal of my work over the years. I don't know a better way to archive past works for viewers and myself. For that reason alone I keep it going. I welcome any comments about artists and blogging in 2018.

I enjoyed painting this painting for the color change. No red in this one! The background is my favorite color and it looks so beautiful with the yellow lemons. It is a funny thing but still life paintings with anything red as subject matter seem to be favorites. I've painted a lot of strawberries, red jelly, red grapes, etc of late and many by request or commission. It's nice to have a break from red!