Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Silver Creamer with Strawberries

"Silver Creamer with Strawberries"
6"x 8"x1/8" Oil on Gessobord
$175. + s+h
available on my website

Strawberries are in the stores again and beautiful. They seem to be a favorite subject in still life paintings and it is difficult to pass them by in the market while shopping. I almost feel guilt if I don't take them home and at least take some photos for a potential painting. These were paired with my dented silver creamer that has a mid-century vibe, another treasure found at an estate sale.

Dog portrait - Gus - Sold

8"x 8" Oil on Linen panel
sold - commission

A sweet little Golden Retriever pup portrait was a Christmas present for his owner. I'm always happy for a chance to make someone's special day special. 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hydrangeas with Yellow Stripes - Sold

"Composition in Blue and Yellow"
8"x 8" Oil on linen panel

It is very convenient to have photos of flowers for potential paintings during any season. When fall and winter have arrived we can still enjoy our favorite flowers and Hydrangeas are one of my favorite delights. I paired these blooms with the yellow stripes to cause those beautiful blues to pop!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Strawberries and Candlewick Bowl - Sold

"Strawberries on Candlewick Bowl"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord

Mom's Candlewick pieces are treasures and the addition of luscious red ripe berries made for a special painting. The shadows from the rim of glass balls definitely steal the show!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bird's Nest and Eggs - Sold

"Home Decor"
12"x 12" Oil on Gessobord

I finally decided to paint this treasured "prop" and love the way it developed. Several years ago when my husband worked for a wholesale nursery he began bringing home abandoned nests that were found in bushes and trees arriving from the growers. It's sad really that those mommy birds lost their nest and sometimes offspring but I'm thankful to have a good collection of nests. This one is by far the most creative and colorful and the painting is very close to the actual nest. It's an amazing example of how resourceful God's creatures can be. This sweet mom had a real flare for interior design. ( These eggs are non-GMO :)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Garden City, SC marsh and cloud study

"High Tide in Garden City" 
6"x 8" oil on Gessobord
click here to purchase

So much to paint and so much to learn! This is a cloud study from one afternoon sky over the marsh. Sky watching has become a passion for me since moving to the coast, time to paint studies!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Pawleys Island Dunes

"Follow Me"
12"x 16" Oil on stretched linen, unframed.
$485. plus shipping
to purchase please visit my website at marilynmking.com

At the tip of Pawleys Island in SC are soft dunes, white sand and an occasional sunbather but the best part is knowing that history lives here. Parts of the Island have stayed the same since the 1700's with multiples of generations having vacationed here. Such a peaceful getaway. 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Figs in a Bowl - Sold

"Heidi's Figs"
8"x 10" Oil on Gessobord

Fresh figs from a neighbor! That's always welcomed with a quick set up for a painting. I loved painting the many color variations found on the succulent forms. I also took photos for future fig paintings. Stay tuned!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Murrells Inlet Sunset from Veteran's Pier II - Sold

"Romantic Evening in Murrells Inlet"
12"x 16" Oil on stretched linen
commissioned boat portrait

This view of Murrells Inlet at sunset is probably familiar if you follow my work.  An earlier painting caught the eye of a client that commissioned me to paint a larger version with his personal boat in the scene. I was happy to oblige!  

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Beach Children -Sold

"Garden City Beach Playtime"
11"x 14" Oil on Linen mounted on board

This portrait was a delight to paint and the client was thrilled! She provided the photo and I provided the paint. Commissions are welcomed, email me at marilynmking@yahoo.com.