Monday, August 15, 2016

Working Loose on Peonies, Bowl of Beauties by Marion Hedger

Bowl of Beauties floral still life
by Marion Hedger
Peony oil painting
20x20cm deep box canvas (1.5inch)
Edges painted purple
Painted with a palette knife.
Soft Edges
Obtaining soft edges with a palette knife is difficult, so I first painted the peonies followed by the background. Where I wanted soft edges, I swiped palette knife across the edge to soften it and mix the paint. Where necessary I added extra paint on the knife before swiping going from the petal into the background and sometimes vice versa.

Here are some close-ups showing this


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