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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Girl on Surfside Beach, SC

8"x 8" oil on linen panel
$100. + s&h
click here to purchase

Can we ever feel like we did as a child? Free as the birds!! I caught this young girl expressing that freedom in her every action. I'm beginning to love these beach scenes to paint as I become more comfortable with them.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Avalon Pier, Kill Devil Hills, NC

"Avalon Fishing Pier"
5"x 7" oil on gessobord
beginning bid $75.
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Several years ago when my husband and I dreamed of moving to the beach we had set up a Pier-Cam on our computer for Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, NC. No particular reason other than to look at the changing weather over the ocean in live photos captured in the Cam placed on the pier. I "grabbed" a few stills and drew one out on a gessobord to paint but never got around to it. Last week I spotted the abandoned board and put color to it. I checked out the new Pier cam at Avalon and it is much improved!! Great for people watching!!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Morning at Garden City Beach

"Morning at Garden City Beach"
8"x 10" Oil on "canvas" paper

Glad to say this was my view for several hours one morning before it turned so hot!! Beach life is great, I highly recommend! lol

Monday, June 17, 2019

Peaches on French Cloth

"Peaches on French Cloth"
6"x 8" on RayMar canvas panel

I finally have this one ready to go to a new home!! Getting her ready was much like me getting ready to go out and I need to try on several ensembles until I feel comfortable with the look. Three background colors were tried, grey, green and finally this blue shade. Fits perfect!! 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Silver Pitcher and Lemon

 "Lemon with Tea?"
10"x 8" Oi on linen panel
$150 + s&h go to

I have been painting although not posting much. There are several paintings that I just can't seem to feel satisfied with and haven't called them finished yet. This painting I completed yesterday in one sitting and I couldn't be happier with it. I spent more time on getting the photo of it right than it took to paint it! I'm digging the lost edge on the left and the silver pitcher emerging from the background.

A bit of good news!! Today I found out that I won first place in the Daily Paintworks Monthly Contest!! There were 86 other works entered some amazing art!! I'm so honored to have even been in the top 15 and to have won 1st place blew me away. It is a happy day indeed in this studio!! Below is the winning work which is in the collection of Dan and Freda Alexander.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Pear and Blueberries - Sold

"Pear and Blueberries"
6"x 8" Oil on linen mounted on board

I love to spotlight my fruits and vegetables with a little drama and using a light from above gave these little beauties a special chance to shine in all their God given beauty!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pink Garden Roses

"Pink Garden Roses"
8"x 10" Oil on Linen Panel
$150 + s&h
to purchase click here

This David Austin Roses are my absolute favorite!! They are the "peony" of the rose family and I so wish that I could claim these are from my own garden. There are disadvantages of living in a condo but when I get a chance to paint these roses I take the pleasure. The pink of this variety is an icy pink with touches of a warmer tone. The original painting appears a bit more of what I describe.

 I worked from a photo on Pinterest that was shared without a credit to the photographer or origin. I hate that I can't provide a name for you for the grower or photographer, 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sunrise at Murrells Inlet Boat Ramp

"Early Light"
12"x 16"x 1/2"Oil on stretched canvas
$250. + $15 shipping

I must have dreamed it but I know I wrote a post for this painting already! I've checked Daily Paintworks, Facebook, Small Paintings by Marilyn M King and Instagram. Nowhere! I remember what I wrote even but alas I begin again. I love social media and it gives me an opportunity to show my work in multiple places but sometimes the time spent handling the posts becomes lengthy. Just part of the job. 
Sunrises over this favorite spot are usually breathtaking and images captured are great reference for me to practice and do numerous studies of land/sea/marsh scapes. I feel that this was successful enough to offer here, hope you like it!  I see many potential study and painting subjects near my new home, the area so rich in low country beauty.  I am definitely out of my comfort zone, but working it out. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Pewter and Plums

"Pewter and Plums"
6"x8" Oil on Gessobord
$85 purchase here

I painted this a month or so ago and forgot to post. The background color changed a couple of times until I could call it finished but now it is ready to leave the studio and go to a new home.