Thursday, September 29, 2011

Red and White Amarylis Macro oil painting

Red and white amarylis macro
oil on linen canvas
50x50cm (20"x20")
I started this a few months ago when I first started using oils. At first I wasn't happy with the way it was turning out. I couldn't get the form and shadows correct. I gained a bit of knowledge about oils over the next few months and when I continued it went much more smoothly. I think I've nailed it now what do you think?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Abstract Morning Glory in acrylics

Another blue flower painting, this time an abstract in acrylic.
Abstract Morning Glory
Acrylic 30x30cm (12"x12") on canvas board 
To Contact me about this or other paintings HERE

I used one of my own photographs to paint the basic outline keeping the design abstracted as much as possible. I then painted in the flowers and backgrounds also trying to keep the blocking in abstracted. I think it worked well and I am quite pleased with the way this has depth as well as 'flattened planes' -if you know what I mean LOL.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Red Poppy on Black

Red Poppy on Black by Marion Hedger
30x30cm Acrylic on box canvas
NFS but commissions accepted
I painted this for my Mum on her 80th birthday as poppies were her favourite flower.

I started with a black gessoed canvas, roughly sketched in the flower and then started scumbling in white paint for the highlights. After obtaining the basic shape plus shadow areas, I used a yellow for the brightest part of the petals followed by red. I used a scumbling technique throughout varying the layers. The shadow areas were left quite lightly scumbled, with more or less pressure depending on the extent of the shadow.

Some of my Zazzle product featuring this painting:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blue Delphiniums in Oil Pastel

This is the second painting for the blue flower challenge on
 Blue Delphinium
30x40cm (12"x16")
Oil pastel on black Somerset Velvet paper
Somerset velvet is a printing paper and it has a nice soft springy feel. I love using it for oil pastels and soft pastels. I also like using black as the background for florals as the black makes the colours sing, as is the case here where the blue really zings.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blue Anemone Acrylic Painting

I've been looking some photos of my paintings and I see there are several that I haven't shared with you. I shall try to catch up and post them over the next few days.
 In November 2009 I hosted a challenge in the Floral Forum of The challenge I set was to paint blue flowers. This was my first entry:
 Blue Anemone by Marion Hedger
Acrylic on canvas board 20x20cm (8"x8")
At about this time I had just joined a local painting group who were participating in a local fund raising event by donating paintings for sale. I gave them this painting and it sold, but I have no idea for how much!


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