08 April 2021

Inspirational Walks during Lockdown




These two paintings make a great duo and really shine against this unusual dark background.

Both are 30x30cm acrylic and mixed media on deep canvas.

Inspired by my favourite walks up on the plateau of our nearest mountain Col de Vence which is just on the right side of our 10km limit for exercise during the current lockdown here in France.

Turquoise and orange is one of my favourite combinations of colour and a combo I keep returning to. There is something uplifting about these two together that evokes a happy and 'satisfied' feeling in me.

The colours, although bright, have been harmonised with a hint of the other colours in each which stops the colours being overwhelming.

Tell me what your favourite colour combinations are in the comments below.

Both are available on my Artbymarion website

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29 December 2020

What Better Way to end 2020 than with an Award

After such an awful year, I'm ending 2020 on a high.

I received this email yesterday evening:

Dear Marion,

Congratulations! Your painting, "Breathe in the Silence", was an award winner in the November 2020 BoldBrush Painting competition.

"Breathe in the Silence" was awarded the honor The BoldBrush Award for Abstract by Damian Lechoszest.

Here is a link to the competition site

As you can imagine I have been on cloud nine since receiving this.

With thanks and gratitude to everyone who has supported me on my art journey. 

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04 October 2020

Sunday Photofunia Fun...

I like to use photofunia to play and enlarge my paintings, just to imagine how they would look large.

I have never painted this large, but a commission would be interesting ...

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24 September 2020

Edges of Illusion Special Merit Award


40X40cm (approx 16"X16") x 4cm deep.
Oil on canvas
Framed in a simple black tray frame
£600 plus shipping
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Awarded a Special Merit award in the Patterns and Forms competition by Light, Space & Time
This was a complete cover-up of what went previously. I was struggling and going around in circles and getting frustrated. Eventually I got out the oils and cold wax. From there on, the painting just flowed. 

Thank you to Light, Space and Time for the honour.

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22 September 2020

Balance of Power - Subscriber Preview and Charity Donation


These three paintings are now finished. They have been released to my newsletter subscribers who can enjoy the preview and be the first to secure them

I am offering them as part of my #artistsupportpledge collection at £200 each.

Those of you that know me, will know how much I enjoyed my trips to Namibia. I immediately fell in love with Namibia and have a special fondness for the black rhinos in the Kunene region. We were planning on going again this year, but, of course, that wasn't possible.

As these paintings started coming together, they reminded me of my time in Namibia. Dawn was always special (even if I did have to get up before 5am), with the mountains gradually emerging out of the mists as the sun rose, and before it started baking the land. A very special time of day.

The Rangers who protect the rhinos do a wonderful job and need a shout-out. They still remain vigilant, while everyone is in lock down. See @savetherhinonamibia and read some of their stories.

Part of their funding is reliant on the tourist trade which is non-existent at the moment. To help support them I will also donate £50 from each painting to Save the Rhino Trust, Namibia.

To snag an early bargain, subscribe to my newsletter and I will send you a link to them. 

NEWSFLASH! Today is International Rhino Day. Help make a ranger's day.