Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Strawberries and Blue Bowl --SOLD

"Strawberries and Blue Bowl"
6"x 6" Oil on Gessobord

More strawberries before I move on to something other than fruit in my next painting. This colorful one will hang in the home of one of my dear collectors. Thanks Gail! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Red Grapes on Silver Pedestal Plate — SOLD

"Red Grapes on Display" 
6"x 8"x 1/8" Oil on Gessobord

 I’ve been watching some art videos lately and was inspired to approach this still life a bit differently. I premixed my paint for the most part rather than mix as I go along and I blocked in color all over the canvas before finishing any one area. I’ll continue this my next painting—seems to keep my colors cleaner and see my all important values better. 

Friday, March 9, 2018

Black Grapes with Pottery

"Black grapes with Pottery"
6" x 8" x 1/8" Oil on Gessobord®
available: marilynmking@yahoo.com

Aren't black grapes beautiful? Every now and then there is one with a little rose blush and the blue highlights that skim over the surface of all was a fun challenge. I am always learning how to depict new subjects––I will never run out of things to paint!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mandarines and Skittles - SOLD

6"x 8" x1/8" Oil on Gessobord  

This commission really took me back to my illustration days. The client conceptualized the "story" and suggested the layout/design. She wanted to capture memories of the skiing breaks with her grandkids as they enjoyed their favorite snacks. The hardware on the table is painted from the provided photo of an actual lodge table they frequent but the snow is artificial. A really cute idea for a still life and I hope she loves it!
Yes, I did eat the props and Skittles are NOT on my current diet!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Strawberries and Silver Cup - SOLD

"Strawberries and Silver Cup"
6"x 8"x 7/8"  Oil on linen mounted on cradled wooden panel
Yesterday I finished the companion piece to a still life painting of plums. The collector wanted strawberries to pair with the 6"x 8" plums and I think she will love it! I've included a photo of both in my drying box so you can see how they appear together.
I'm wanting beach weather to return!! so I'm itching to paint a beach scene next. I have some reference photos taken in November when folks were still wearing swimsuits. Stay tuned....

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Fresh Strawberries - SOLD

“Fresh Berries” 
6”x 6”x 1/8” Oil on Gessobord

Strawberries are abundant this year from California and Florida. They are such a beautiful fruit to paint and I improve my technique each study I do. Those seeds and highlights are time consuming but therapeutic due to my love of detail. As the set up aged the aroma of strawberries filled my studio and these were as sweet as they look, yum!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Two Plums and Silver Creamer - SOLD

”Two Plums in Morning Light”
6”x 8” x 7/8” Oil on linen mounted on wood.

Plums and pears are my favorite fruits to paint. I just love the challenge of painting that blue haze that floats on the surface of Plums. This painting on my iPad loses the cool blue of the background. Lately I’ve been frustrated with the inconsistency of colors from one device to another. On my phone the blues are true. My recent honey jar was the worst, colors appear different on phone, iPad, computer and eBay listing! 

I’m excited to say that this painting sold within 4 minutes of being posted on FB! Fastest sale ever!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Peeled Orange - SOLD

"A Hundred Ways to Peel an Orange"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord 


I had a great day in the studio with this little painting. It just seemed to paint itself probably due to the great subject and the interesting glow from the backlighting. Orange paintings are favorites with my collectors and I feel this one may be a hit. 

Strawberry Jam - SOLD

"Strawberry Jam"
6"x 8"x 7/8" Oil on cradled Gessobord
NFS commissioned

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Jar of Honey and Honeycomb

"Honey and Honeycomb”
6"x 8"x 1/2" Oil on gessoed board.
$150. + s&h
available: marilynmking@yahoo.com

This jar of honey containing the honeycomb was purchased over two years ago with the intention of painting it. I refused to open it until ready to paint! So glad I saved it for I do believe it provided a worthy subject for a little painting. I love the warmth of that translucent reddish sticky sweetness! 

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