Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer Containers - Colorful Petunias

Summer Containers - Colorful Petunias by Marion Hedger
5x7 inch on gallery wrapped canvas
Oil painting, painted with a palette knife

A companion piece to my last post Fuchsia basket. This is painted from life. The local nursery always have some baskets planted up early in the season. I couldn't resist and bought 3 for the carport and front entrance. It is a nice sunny spot and they flourish there. Elsewhere I will have to wait a little longer.

There is something therapeutic about painting these small paintings full of colour. I am definitely 'in the zone' mixing the colours and playing (sorry carefully considering) with the placement of colour and what will work with what.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Preparing for summer - Fuchsia Basket 5x7inch

Fuschsia Basket
palette knife oil painting
5x7inch on gallery wrapped canvas 1.5cm thick

Over the last week or so, I have been potting up my container plants ready for the late spring and early summer show. We had a few nice, warm days which always spurs me into action. Since then it has got a little colder and today we didn't see the sun at all. I know - I'm spoilt as normally our weather is so good.

As well as container gardening, I've been attempting to clear up my studio and even threw out a lot of earlier (bad!) paintings - I was really proud of myself! Maybe I'll treat myself to this lovely easel I found on pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/387450374168953380

Looks good doesn't it?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Painting small, Daisy Trio Miniature Treasure oil painting

Daisy Trio
Palette knife painting
Oil on 4"x4" mini box canvas
A sister painting to yesterday's painting, see here. These Minaiture Treasure paintings are fun to paint. It often takes a few tries (i.e. wiping off!) to get the right feeling for these small paintings. It's a balance between enough and too much detail.


My 'miniature treasure' paintings are small paintings, usually 4"x4" that I paint to warm up or if I only have short time to paint (although often they take longer ). The problem is that they are addictive to paint and so I start building up a series. Each one has the same heavy impasto as my larger paintings, click on the photo to enlarge it.

They are a great affordable way to start an art collection and will add spots of colour around the house. They can be framed or displayed on a mini easel.





White Daisies Miniature Treasures Painting

White daisies Miniature Treasure
Palette knife painting
Oil on 4"x4" mini box canvas

My 'miniature treasure' paintings are small paintings, usually 4"x4" that I paint to warm up or if I only have short time to paint. The problem is that they are addictive to paint and so I start building up a series. Each one has the same heavy impasto as my larger paintings, click on the photo to enlarge it.

They are a great affordable way to start an art collection and will add spots of colour around the house. They can be framed or displayed on a mini easel.



They also make great gifts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Peony posy oil pastel painting

Peony posy
Oil pastel painting on watercolor painting
5"x5"

This is the third and final painting in this mini-series all from the same discarded watercolour. It's been fun painting these and it has reminded me that I should use my assorted collection of different media more often. I have found it refreshing rediscovering oil pastels. I have already gessoed some paper with black gesso ready for another series.

You may be interested in a previous oil pastel Work in Progress of calla lilies I painted over 3 years ago. This used a very different approach to these three.

How this painting might look framed
All three together.





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