Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn Light - palette knife oil painting

Autumn Light 
40x50 cm (16" x 20") on boxed canvas
Oil palette knife painting by Marion Hedger

I am always captivated by the way light filters through woodland. The yellows and golds on these birches are so rich and vibrant, what a lovely time of year.

I blocked in the major masses in pure colour and gradually laid in the autumn colours using a palette knife. My palette was mainly cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, diox. violet, carmine and ultramarine blue. Because the paint is quite thick, I used Liquin as a drying medium. It has just come off my easel, hence the slight glare on the bottom.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Quiet Backwater Reflections Oil painting

Calm backwater reflections
Oil on board by Marion Hedger
35x27cm (approx 14"x11")
This painting has now been varnished and is for sale by auction

The varnishing has brought the colours back to life.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Abstract in pinks and blue oil painting

Abstract in pinks and blue
Original oil painting by Marion Hedger
30x30 cm (12"x12") oil on stretched canvas
FOR SALE in my ETSY SHOP 95€, shipped international

This is a bit of a departure for me. I don't normally paint abstracts but I have been thinking about abstracts a lot just lately. This one actually started out as a way of using left over paint - but then the painting took over, and needless to say, I had even more paint left over at the end.

I like the effect of these colours together and for me - especially with the square format - it works. Sometimes it reminds me of a cityscape, and at other times of a waterscape and reflections.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bluebell Wood in Dappled Light Oil Painting

Bluebell Wood in dappled light, Rufford Park
Oil painting by Marion Hedger
30x40x3.5cm boxed canvas with sides painted black
Can be framed or hung as is.
Every summer in May the old woods of England are awash with blue. These tiny bluebells give such a beautiful colour to the woodland floor - sometimes blue, sometimes purple, sometimes pink, depending upon how the light shines on them.
It is truly a wonderful sight. The dappled light of the woods in early summer really lifts the heart.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shepherd's Huts Haute Alpes Pastel Painting

Shepherd's Huts Haute Alpes by Marion Hedger
40x50 cm (16"x20") 
Pastel Painting on sanded card

This idyllic scene is of the Haute Alpes in Provence, France. The shape and position of these remote huts caught my eye. We took off on a whim one day in September and spent a week touring around. It certainly is a remote area, one I would love to visit again in the spring for the spring flowers.
I am considering redoing this scene again, but in oils.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Distant Shores Oil Pastel Painting

Distant Shores Painting by Marion Hedger
Oil Pastel on beige Ingress pastel paper

A reworked painting of one I painted as part of the landscape challenge on I added a closer headland and worked some more on the sky.
Here is the original painting
I hope you think I improved on the original.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Colourful Reflections, pastel painting

Colourful Reflecions of Vases by Marion Hedger
Soft pastel on sanded card
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 I painted this after finishing a virtual course given by Charlotte (Charlie) Hertzfeld on Charlie kindly gave us her time to teach us how to use colour to paint light in a painting. This was my final painting on the course.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Quiet Backwater Reflections

Over the past year I have been participating in some on-line landscape classes presented in the form of webinars by Johannes Vloothuis. Johannes is an American landscape painter who is a wonderful teacher - taking time to point out the essences of what makes a good landscape painting. Here is one of my paintings after listening to the course on water and water reflections.
 Quiet Backwater Reflections by Marion Hedger
Oil on canvas board 35x27cm (14"x11")

Although still primarily a floral painter, I have been dabbling in landscapes more and more. I started landscapes a couple of years ago, using pastels. I really enjoyed pastels but had to stop using them because of the dust, and landscapes never worked for me in acrylics. I now enjoy using oils so have once again I have begun exploring landscapes.