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My Personal Favourites of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close I would like to wish you all the best for 2017. A huge thankyou for all your support and encouragement. . You all allow me to continue in my art journey.
Here is a flashback to my favourites of the year. Which were yours?
Light Catcher 18x24cm
Shadowland 24x30cm
Bluebell Wood 24x30cm
Autumn Gold 24x30cm
Wildflower Fenceline 6"x8"
Lavender and Yellow 18x24cm
A Quiet Place 18x24cm





Impasto Roses - SOLD

Impasto Roses by Marion Hedger Old Fashioned Roses still life palette knife painting Oil Painting 24x30cm (approx 10x12") Oil on canvas panel SOLD
Commission a Similar Painting Sweet Memories - Roses still life Oil Painting palette knife paintings  SOLD
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Poppies Commission Painting

Poppy Trio 30x30cm (12x12) on MDF canvas board SOLD
This painting was a commission painting based on a previous painting.

Coincidences do happen...

The orignal was painted a few years back and had no interest. It eventually sold at the end of last month. The next week I received a request for a new version of this for a commission. Funny how something can be ignored for ages and then suddenly two come along at once - a bit like buses.

My collector was so pleased with it, that he has requested another two slightly larger paintings...

The original Painting

He wanted a lighter background and the poppies to stand out more. Obviously he felt I had achieved what he requested. He's happy and I certainly am.

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Needs no water and lasts forever...

Red, White and Blue Floral Still Life Available
Spring Daffodils Available
Almond Blossom Available


Varnishing Day

Paintings ready for varnishing
I normally leave my paintings as long as I can before varnishing so that I know the paint surface is nice and hard before I send them, and I usually varnish right before posting. I have a standard 3 day turnaround for sale to allow for that.

Of course, at this time of year there are always last minute orders so today I busied myself varnishing them plus some extras in anticipation... Monday is the last comfortable day to ensure they will arrive in the US/Canada in time for Xmas so the varnish should be nice and dry by then.


I like to use a satin varnish as I feel this gives a nice balanced semi-glossy surface which enhances the texture of my knife paintings. I make up my own mixture usually 1 part gloss varnish to 2 parts matt. My brand of preference is Winsor and Newton and I buy the small bottles which I tip into a jam jar which is the perfect size.

When I painted in acrylics I only used matt varnish which toned down some of the shinyness of the acryl…