25 September 2016

Light Catcher, Provence Tree Landscape

Light Catcher WIP 
by Marion Hedger
Provence Landscape
18x24cm oil painting on MDF canvas panel

The light filtering through the trees and catching the leaves appealed to me. This was taken on the walk through the Chateau La Cloche sculpture walk.

Some work is still needed on the path and shadows.


23 September 2016

Light Under the Bridge, Day 21

Light Under the Bridge
Oil palette knife painting
18x24cm on MDF canvas panel
Day 21 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

See all of the paintings so far

The bridge in this painting is an actual artwork in the Chateau la Coste art and architecture walk See here for details.. It was the light on the rushes under the bridge that caught my eye.
It was a very windy day and I hope I caught some of that in the rushes. 

22 September 2016

The Tree House, Day 20 of the 30 paintings challenge

The Tree House
Provence Landscape
18x24cm oil painting on MDF canvas panel

These cabanons dot the landscape in Provence. Many of them have been left to the elements and are in variouos stages of collapse. This one with the tree growing through it caught my eye.


21 September 2016

Autumn Joy Day 19 of the 30 day challenge

Autumn Joy
palette knife painting
day 19 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.
18x24cm, Oil on MDf Canvas panel
See all of the paintings so far

Over the weekend I took a couple of days out of the challenge to visit a sculpture park in Chateau la Coste vineyard about 2.5 hours drive away from home. The sculpture park was well worth the trip. Sculptures are placed all around the vineyard and the walk is about 2 hours long with a lot of up hill thrown in. It was very unusual and very well thought out. See here for details.

As a consequence I am all over the place with posting and which days I have posted LOL. I shall have to collect my thoughts together and get organised again.


17 September 2016

15 Day Collage of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

Days 1 to 15 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

See them all HERE

So far so good. I painted yesterday but do not have a photo of that yet.

I am flagging today. It might have something to do with be up very early and going into Nice to clean my holiday apartment and then meeting people at the airport and not arriving home until lunchtime without having had any breakfast!

Hopefully I will get a second wind later this afternoon.

I am going away tomorrow for a couple of days so shall play catch-up on Tuesday.

15 September 2016

Deep Pink Hydrangea Painting Day 15 of the 30 paintings challenge.

Deep Pink Hydrangea Painting
18x24 cm

Half way there. This is the same hydrangea as in 'The Gift' , Grown a little and turning dark pink which this photo doesn't really show very well. Must try to take a better one.


14 September 2016

Away from the Heat, palette knife painting

Away from the Heat
24x30cm (approx 10x12inch)
Oil palette knife painting on MDF board.

See Yesterdays Painting in the challenge HERE

The title says everything. This is our bolthole when the heat gets too much in the summer months.


11 September 2016

Happy Flowers, colourful still life painting

Happy Flowers, colourful still life painting
Work in progress
by Marion Hedger
Day 11 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge
Oil painting on 6x8" box canvas
Another commission painting for the same collector as yesterday's painting

See yesterday challenge painting here.

09 September 2016

Summer Garden palette knife painting

Summer Garden
by Marion Hedger
Oil palette knife painting
30x40cm on gallery wrapped canvas
Day 9 of the 30 paintings challenge

This is the same garden as the one in this painting. It is not quite finished but I can hold it for you and give you first option to buy if it appeals to you.

Close ups of the knife work.

08 September 2016

Shady Walk, garden pergola palette knife painting Day 8 of the 30 day challenge

Shady Walk
Palette knife painting by Marion Hedger
30x40cm on  gallery wrapped canvas
See all my challenge paintings HERE

This is a scene from Hanbury gardens. I realised I have given this painting the same title as one I painted two years ago for the 2014 challenge. I shall have to think of a new title.

I have been comparing the two paintings and the older painting is much warmer. This has made me think of warming up the shadows in today's painting. What do you think?


06 September 2016

Siesta Time, French Village scene - Day 6

Siesta Time, French Village Scene
palette knife painting by Marion Hedger
Oil on 40x50cm gallery wrap canvas

As we take our drives out and about we always seem to hit the villages just after lunch time. The villages seem deserted and all the shops are closed giving the village a deceptive calmness.

I feel this painting needs something to give it a bit of zing, so I will put it aside for now and re-assess it in a few days.


04 September 2016

Lavender and Yellow Provence, Day 5 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

Lavender and Yellow Provence
by Marion Hedger
Day 5 30 paintings in 30 days challenge
18x24cm, oil on MDF canvas panel

AVAILABLE on my website

This is a scene from our last lavender trip. We were in a different area than normal and some of the hillside were covered in brilliant yellow which contrasted so well with the lavender. This is a study in not over-working and keeping it loose with a larger painting in mind. 

By the way - the yellow was broom in full flower. Wonderful.


Colourful Skies, Day 4 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

Colourful Skies Sky Scape
by Marion Hedger
18x24, oil on MDF canvas panel
Only AVAILABLE on my website


03 September 2016

The Gift - Day 3 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge

The Gift - floral still life
by Marion Hedger
oil palette knife painting
18x24cm MDF canvas panel

This plant was a gift from a friend. The colour of the hydrangea was really nice but the pot appealed to me more. The rough texture was very tactile.


02 September 2016

Japanese Zen - Carnation Ikebana Day 2 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

Japanese Zen
by Marion Hedger
Oil painting on canvas panel
Day 2 of the 30 in 30 challenge

Who doesn't love Ikebana flower arrangements. I had an urge to paint one with chrysthanthemums but they turned into carnations. I often find I start out wit one idea and as I start painting my impetus changes. Not much different to chrysanths are they!
See my previous Ikebana paintings here


01 September 2016

Hollyhocks in Provence. Sept 2016 Day 1 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.

Hollyhocks in Provence
by Marion Hedger
18x24cm (approx 7x10")
Oil palette knife painting
Day 1 of the 30 in 30 challenge 

In this year's trip to the see the lavender we stayed in a small village called Banon. They had this lovely garden which was awash with hollyhocks and located up the hill wil a beautiful view. A peaceful place to sit and contemplate the view of the surrounding country side. See my previous post here.