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.


  1. You have certainly captured the glory of Autumn, Marion ... a gorgeous painting! :)