22 May 2013

Summer Magic, Lavender Fields Provence knife painting

Summer Magic, Lavender Fields Provence
18x24 cm (approx 7"x10") palette knife painting
Oil on canvas panel
This painting is now SOLD
We have had so much rain here over the last two months and painting these little scenes keeps me happy LOL.

You may be interested in seeing "Pretty in Purple" lavender landscape HERE

17 May 2013

Poppy Jungle palette knife painting

Poppy Jungle palette knife painting
18 x 24 cm oil on canvas panel
Available for purchase 

Every year the poppies self-seed all over my garden, particularly in the lawn. My husband, bless him, mows around these patches giving me a lovely display with high impact colour! These are growing around an old hibiscus syringa which is just starting to emerge after its winter rest.

16 May 2013

Pretty in Purple, Provence landscape palette knife painting

Pretty in Purple, Provence Landscape
18 x 24 cm oil on canvas panel

Here is the final version of the painting I posted a couple of days ago HERE. It didn't need much to finish it off. I like the way the foreground turned out, nice and suggestive.
Here is a close-up of the foreground where you can see some of the drips left in-situ. It's definitely something I will try again.

14 May 2013

Meander through the poppy meadow oil palette knife painting

Meander through the poppy meadow
Oil palette knife painting
24x30cm on canvas panel (approx 11"x12"

This one is slightly larger than my other poppy paintings as I want to work up to a much larger painting with a similar theme.

11 May 2013

Lavender Landscape Provence palette knife painting

Lavender Landscape Provence 
Oil on canvas panel
18 x 24 cm (7"x10"approx, painted with a palette knife.

I used a slightly different technique for this mini landscape. I washed some very thin oil over the panel to use as my ground. I let the wash run and mingle to see what effect I would get. This was the result:
I quite liked the drips on the dried under wash and wanted to see how I could use them in a finished painting. Using a palette knife I started to lay in the paint for the top two thirds of the painting. Apart from adding touches of the colours I used in the rest of the painting, I left the background of the bottom third untouched to take advantage of those drips. I quite like the effect on the finished piece and it doesn't feel quite as 'heavy' as some of my paintings. Let me know what you think?
I can see the painting needs some touch ups, so I will post a new photo of the final piece in a few days.
Contact me about this or any other painting HERE

09 May 2013

Autumn Vineyards in Provence Montage

Autumn Vineyard Provence Montage
by Marion Hedger

A montage of autumn vineyards in Provence. Painted after a visit to the vineyard in October.

See the individual paintings HERE
Available paintings are for sale in my Etsy Store