30 January 2014

30 paintings in 30 days montage

30 paintings in 30 days montage

A fun challenge, but now I need a rest LOL

I really love the way some of these turned out, my favs are:
This was quite a spontaneous painting and reminded me of my early morning walk
A re-worked painting experiment that turned out well
The first time I painted after an impressionist and I enjoyed doing it and the end result
 I like the lively and loose feel of this one
 
The share vivacity of this one gets my vote
 
 These miniature treasures were a share joy to paint. I surprised myself by being able to paint this small

 Thank you all for following me, and I hope you enjoyed the journey as much as I did

Waiting for Spring - winter snow scene, palette knife painting

Waiting for Spring - winter snow scene
palette knife painting
24x35cm (approx 10x14inch)
on box canvas
Day 30 of the 30 day challenge

Well the last day of the challenge is here, and it is time to take a breather and stock of all the paintings. I like some much better than others and will work on a few some more after I have studied them. Sometimes it takes a while to be able to assess a painting more critically than when it has just been painted.

About this painting
This was painted from a photograph on Paint my Photo, in response to this week's challenge on Daily Paintworks. I painted it over three days as the trees refused to form into a painterly order. The lef-hand-most tree was painted and wiped several times. It started out as a very thick tree, but just did not look right. It's much better now I have given it some breathing space.

Limited palette
I used a limited palette of alazarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cadmium orange and a touch of cadmium yellow. Maybe I should have toned down the alazarin to make it less red? Let me know what you think?

Some close-ups




29 January 2014

Kaleidoscope - Colourful tulip still life abstract oil painting

Kaleidoscope - Colourful tulip still life abstract
Palette knife painting
40x40 (16x16") cm on box canvas
Painted on a black gesso ground
The sides have been painted black.
Can be hung without a frame.
Available for purchase 250€ int. shipping included
About this painting
This painted was started a while ago with some left-over paint and I left it quite unfinished. It resurfaced yesterday and I decided to have another stab at it. I wanted an abstract feel, so I lost some of the original tulips (there were a lot of them) and made the remaining ones larger. But, they still looked a little too realistic and I felt myself tightening up.

Knowing that I would finish up with realism if I kept on, I decided to do something drastic.!. I got out a large palette knife and scraped over the whole surface to lose the definition. I was starting to like it better. I continued applying paint and scraping back in some places. I am now calling it done.
It certainly is colourful - an antidote to today's grey and rainy day.

I shall take a better photo tomorrow when the rain stops and I can go outside to take one without the glare.

28 January 2014

Juicy Duo - Clementine Still Life Painting

Juicy Duo - Clementine Still Life Painting
Oil on box canvas
18x13 x1.6cm (approx 7x5inch)
Day 28 of the 30 day challenge
 SOLD

 It has been so long since I have painted a painting using a brush, it took me a while to get back into the swing of things.

These clementines were straight off the tree, which is festooned in orange at the moment. They were calling out to be painted.

I placed them onto glass and in front of the window with the sun streaming through. Needless to say the sun moved so quickly I ended up finishing the painting without looking at the set-up, otherwise I would have tried to 'follow the light'. This way, I had the reference of where the light and shadows were and went with that.

Some close-ups


Summer blooms palette knife painting

Summer Blooms palette knife painting
oil on primed MDF panel
15x15cm (6x6 inch)
Day 27 of the 30 day challenge.
Bid on this painting HERE

I am a day late with posting this one. For some reason I didn't seem to have time yesterday.

Some close ups of the knife work


26 January 2014

Peach Roses, oil Palette knife painting

Peach roses oil painting
Palette knife painting
Oil on box canvas
15x20cm (6x8inch)
Day 26 of the challenge

Beautiful roses for day 26 of the challenge (only 4 more days to go)

I am not sure about this painting, it doesn't quite work for me, although the roses have some lovely impasto passages on this. I wonder if the background is just to fussy. I may go back into it and calm it down giving it a more even colour - or maybe there is just too much in this for a small painting?

Let me know what you think about this one.

WIN A MINI TREASURE PAINTING
I am currently preparing my first Newsletter which will go out at the end of this month. To celebrate this, I am holding a raffle for the sunflower miniature treasure painting. All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletters which I plan to isuue once every month - see the side bar for the subscription box. The draw will be held on the 7th February and the winner announced on the 8th.


Some close-ups of the impasto



25 January 2014

Sunflowers Miniature treasure - Oil Painting Giveaway

Sunflowers Miniature Treasure painting
Palette knife painting on loose canvas
10x10 cm (4x4 inch)
Day 25 of the 30 day challenge
View my other Miniature paintings HERE

No red today!. Instead today was a yellow day.

WIN THIS PAINTING
I am currently preparing my first Newsletter which will go out at the end of this month. To celebrate this, I am holding a raffle for this painting. All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletters which I plan to isuue once every month - see the side bar for the subscription box. The draw will be held on the 7th February and the winner announced on the 8th.

Some close-ups of the knife work


24 January 2014

Poppy Trio Palette knife painting on box canvas

Poppy Trio Palette knife painting
20x20cm (8"x8") on box canvas
The sides of the canvas are painted black
No frame required
Day 24 of the 30 day challenge
Available for purchase

More red for Day 24 of the challenge, but poppies instead of tulips.

Newsletter
I will be sending out my first newsletter at the end of the month. Sign up for my newsletter and you will be entered into a draw for one of my miniature treasures paintings.

About this painting
This is an upcycled painting, also of poppies, that I sort of liked but it was a bit dark. I decided to redo the painting (the original one had 5 poppies which also made it a bit crowded). I first painted the highlights with cadmium yellow and then hit it with the red. The painting is now much brighter and livelier and has more impact.

Some close-ups of the knife work


23 January 2014

Red Tulips flower arrangement palette knife painting

Red Tulips flower arrangement
Palette knife painting
Oil on box canvas
15x20x1.5cm (6x8x0.6inch)
The sides are painted black,
 so can be hung with or without a frame
Day 23 in the 30 day challenge
SOLD
 
More red and more tulips for day 23 in the challenge. I love this red colour, it is Scarlet Lake by Winsor and Newton. I like to use it straight from the tube for a luscious red colour. When mixed with white it gives a lovely soft peachy/pink colour.
See yesterday's tulip painting here

About this painting
I find that reds can quickly lose their vibrancy when the paint dries. To help the red stay bright, I always underpaint with yellow.

Close-up of the knife work

22 January 2014

21 January 2014

Mini treasure, Rose flower arrangement No.4 Palette knife painting

Mini treasure flower arrangement No. 4
Palette knife painting
Impasto oil
10x10cm (4x4inch) on box canvas
Can be hung without a frame
This is painting No.21 in the 30 day challenge
Available for purchase
This is the fourth and final miniature treasure of this series. Here is the collage of all four.
 This was a fun little series to paint, but it is now time to move onto something else.
A close-up of No. 4

20 January 2014

Mini treasure flower arrangement 3 Palette knife painting

Mini treasure flower arrangement NO. 3 
Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger
Impasto oil
10x10cm (4x4inch) on box canvas
Can be hung without a frame
This is painting No.20 in the 30 day challenge

Available for purchase
This is the third painting in the series (I have one more which I will post tomorrow)

INSPIRATION FOR THIS PAINTING
Like yesterday's, and the day before, this painting was also inspired by the flower in painting No. 17 Summer Light
Rose still life flower arrangment No.2
Rose still life flower  arrangement
Summer Light still life after Henri le Sidaner


Collage of the series so far

CLOSE-UP OF No. 3

19 January 2014

Rose still life arrangement No. 2 Mini treasure Palette knife painting

Rose still life arrangement No. 2
Mini treasure Palette knife painting
Impasto oil
10x10cm (4x4inch) on box canvas
Can be hung without a frame
This is painting No.19 in the 30 day challenge

Available for purchase
This painting is painted with thick impasto paint on a yellow ground. It's funny how an idea can spark off several paintings, especially when I have been procrastinating for so long about using these small canvasses. That's one of the good things about participating in a challenge like this, it makes you think outside of the box.

INSPIRATION FOR THIS PAINTING
Like yesterday's painting, this on was also inspired by the flower in painting No. 17.
Rose still life flower arrangement
Summer Light still life after Henri le Sidaner

CLOSE-UP OF THE KNIFE WORK


18 January 2014

Impressionist paintings by Marion Hedger, Interiors after Henri le Sidaner for auction

 Interior Light, after Henri le Sidaner
Pallete knife painting
Oil on archival canvas panel
18x24cm (approx 7x10")
Day 16 of the monthly challenge
Available in my Etsy store
Summer Light still life after Henri le Sidaner
Palette knife painting
Oil on canvas panel
24x30 cm (10" x 12")
Day 17 in the 30 day challenge
Available in my Etsy store