28 November 2012

Autumn Explosion, palette knife painting

Autumn Explosion by Marion Hedger
Oil on canvas panel
Heavily textured palette knife painting
18x24 cm (approx 7"x10")
When painting forest scenes, I usually like to show some sort of path to encourage the viewer to 'walk' through the painting, as can be seen HERE in this larger painting. With this painting, I wanted to show the 'denseness' of the foliage and the way that the colour can confuse the senses.

Here is a close up of the impasto knife work

This is a sister painting to Autumn Birches which was painted with the same palette and also shows a path.
 
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27 November 2012

Fracture Abstraction No 6, varnished watercolor

"Fracture Abstraction No 6." Varnished watercolour abstract.
Painting size = 9.5 x 17.5cm (approx. 4"x7")
Overall size = approx 13.5 x 21cm (approx 5"x8")
Initialed on the front, signed on the back
Can be framed without glass
This one turned out completely different to the others -  that's the beauty of this type of abstract and letting the 'feel' of the painting take charge. Sometimes the painting takes over and you just have to go with the flow. 
View showing the rough edge

26 November 2012

Fracture Abstraction No.4 and No.5, watercolour abstracts

Another two of this set

"Fracture Abstraction No 4." Varnished watercolour abstract.
Painting size = 9.5 x 17.5cm (approx. 4"x7")
Overall size = approx 13.5 x 21cm (approx 5"x8")
Initialed on the front, signed on the back



"Fracture Abstraction No 5." Varnished watercolour abstract.
Painting size = 9.5 x 17.5cm (approx. 4"x7")
Overall size = approx 13.5 x 21cm (approx 5"x8")
Varnished
Initialed on the front, signed on the back

The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that no. 3 is missing. The photo did not turn out very well on that one and I need to take another when the weather brightens up.


24 November 2012

Fracture Abstraction No.2, watercolour abstract


"Fracture Abstraction No 2." Varnished watercolour abstract.
Painting size = 9.5 x 17.5cm (approx. 4"x7")
Overall size = approx 13.5 x 21cm (approx 5"x8")
Varnished
Initialed on the front, signed on the back

The second in my abstract watercolors.
In the spirit of play and creativity, I let watercolour washes merge together and then using pen, I enhance the shapes and used a bit of my artist's licence to extend and colour some areas. A white border has been left around the edge to enhance the colours. I have stressed the edges to give a bit of a handmade paper look, but this can be trimmed straight. I am enjoying myself with the freedom this brings. Hopefully, I can carry this forward in my more structured paintings.

This shows the 'stressed' edges.

23 November 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

I have joined the Etsy promotion for Black Friday. I am offering a 10% discount on all my available paintings in my store. Use coupon code BFCMWEEKEND1 at checkout to receive a 10% discount on any painting.

What better gift to give at Christmas than an original painting.

Fracture Abstraction - watercolour abstract painting

"Fracture Abstraction No 1." by Marion Hedger
Varnished watercolour abstract.
Painting size = 9.5 x 17.5cm (approx. 4"x7")
Overall size = approx 13.5 x 21cm (approx 5"x8")
Varnished, can be framed without glass
Initialed on the front, signed on the back
I have taken a break from oil painting for a couple of days and decided to do something different and try to stimulate my imagination.
In the spirit of play and creativity, I let watercolour washes merge together and then using pen, I enhance the shapes and used a bit of my artist's licence to extend and colour some areas. A white border has been left around the edge to enhance the colours. I have stressed the edges to give a bit of a handmade paper look, but this can be trimmed straight. I am enjoying myself with the freedom this brings. Hopefully, I can carry this forward in my more structured paintings.

This shows the 'stressed' edges.

20 November 2012

Provence Poppy Extravaganza palette knife oil painting

Provence Poppy Extravaganza
Oil palette knife painting
15 x 20cm (6" x 8") on box canvas
55€ Click HERE to purchase

This is the last in the current series of poppy paintings. Although, as I get so much pleasure from painting them and I still have lots of photo references, who knows .... LOL

Painted with a palette knife, on a highly textured ground with a pink underpainting which is allowed to show through the finished painting.
Another view of the poppy meadows can be seen HERE 

19 November 2012

Path through the Poppy Meadow, oil painting SOLD

Path through the poppy meadow by Marion Hedger
Oil palette knife painting
15 x 20cm (6" x 8") on box canvas
THIS PAINTING IS NOW SOLD

I really love painting these small Provencal scenes. They always take me back to my trips to the interior Var and Haut Provence region.
Another view of the poppy meadows can be seen HERE

18 November 2012

Lavender Farm Provence oil painting

Lavender Farm in Provence by Marion Hedger
Oil on canvas panel
15 x 20 cm (6" x 8") painted with a palette knife
This painting is now SOLD

After painting several autumn scenes with lots of yellows and oranges, I had the urge to use blues and purples again. I returned to my photos and created a few more Provencal lavender paintings. I will post another Provence lavender scene tomorrow. I gessoed the canvas quite thickly to give a heavy textured ground, and then painted it with a pink underpainting which I let show through in the finished painting, adding an overall liveliness.
Here is a close up of some of the impasto paintwork.

17 November 2012

Autumn Vineyard Vista palette knife painting

Autumn Vineyard Vista
18 x 24 cm on artist quality canvas panel
Oil, palette knife painting on a textured surface.
SOLD


The third of my autumn vineyard paintings. I shall have to pay a return visit to these Provence vineyards in the summer, when the grapes are growing.
Here is a close-up detail of the knife work


See the other two paintings in this Autumn Vineyard group HERE

16 November 2012

Autumn Vineyard Provence oil painting

Autumn Vineyard Provence by Marion Hedger
18x24cm, palette knife painting
oil on canvas panel
Another vineyard scene from the same area as yesterday's painting.

Painted with a palette knife on heavily textured canvas panel.

15 November 2012

Autumn light, Provence Vineyard

Autumn Light, Provence Vineyard
Palette knife painting
18 x 24 cm (approx. 7"x10")
Oil on textured pink ground on canvas panel.
This painting is now SOLD

Last week we took a trip to the vineyards in the Var. Beautiful scenery, with the autumn colours of the vines set off by the background of the mountains.
I took several photos of course and I have painted some small landscapes and have several ideas for some more.

This is painted on canvas panel which I treated with thick gesso giving it a thick textured surface. I then painted a ground of pink and let this show through to add life and sparkle. Using a palette knife gives it a heavy impasto look.

Tomorrow I will post another of the vineyard paintings.

14 November 2012

Mountain Scene Challenge in Pastel

 Mountain Abstract in Green and Purples
Pastel on Pastel paper
22x30cm


A while ago I participated in a challenge in the Pastel forum of wetcanvas.com which involved choosing a landscape photo and creating different versions of it using various techniques and style. I am cleaning out my studio and am now offering these for sale at Etsy to make room. There are 10 paintings in all, with two of them shown here.


13 November 2012

Sunshine in Provence No.2, oil painting

Sunshine in Provence No.2 by Marion Hedger
15x20 cm (approx 6" x 8")
Oil on box canvas, painted with a palette knife.

A sister painting to the one posted yesterday but with a more distant view, from the batch of photos taken while on a photo shoot of the lavender fields near Valensole. Scattered amongst the lavender fields were fields of sunflowers, quite a contrast to all the lavender elsewhere.

This was painted using a palette knife and has an impasto texture.

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Click Here to see one of my lavender paintings of the same area


12 November 2012

Sunshine in Provence oil painting

Sunshine in Provence by Marion Hedger
15x20 cm (approx 6" x 8")
Oil on box canvas, painted with a palette knife.

This is painted from the batch of photos taken while on a photo shoot of the lavender fields near Valensole. Scattered amongst the lavender fields were fields of sunflowers, quite a contrast to all the lavender elsewhere.

This was painted using a palette knife and has an impasto texture. Here is a  close up of the paint application
Available from my Etsy store

Click Here to see one of my lavender paintings of the same area

10 November 2012

Abandoned Garden in Provence Oil painting - SOLD

Abandoned Garden in Provence by Marion Hedger
Oil on canvas
20x20cm (8"x8")
Inspired by a photo of an outbuilding I took while on a photo shoot looking for painting inspiration. The poppies are added from my imagination.
THIS PAINTING IS NOW SOLD

02 November 2012

Golden Marsh Palette Knife Painting in oils

 Golden Marsh by Marion Hedger
Oils using palette knives
18x24cm (approx 7"x10") on Canvas panel
A study following Lois Griffel's method of painting. I have previously used Susan Sarback's process with pastels and this is the first palette knife oil painting using Lois's method which is a very similar process and way of thinking. I took her example photo and flipped it and changed some of the marsh detail. I like the sense of distance achieved and the light shining through. I shall try a few more of these but larger I think as working small is quite difficult.

THIS PAINTING IS FOR SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP

01 November 2012

Autumn Colours Abstract - sale benefitting the American Red Cross


Autumn Colours Abstract by Marion Hedger
Oil on box canvas
20x20 cm (approx 8"x8")
A lively abstract representing the colours autumn. Painted with a palette knife and a cut up plastic lid to give a smoother effect than my normal palette knife paintings.
Proceeds of the auction will be donated to the DPW Hurricane Sandy fundraiser for the American Red Cross, so please bid generously.
BID ON THIS PAINTING HERE

If you like autumn colours, take a look at Autumn Birches palette knife daily painting

If you like this colour combination but would like a larger painting with a similar scheme, please contact me HERE

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