New work: En plein air

I just had to paint outside. Even though it was a pretty hot day, it was cooler outside than in my studio. I gathered some flowers, grabbed a cold beer, set up my stuff and painted this! Didn’t stay out long, the sun was brutal. I am very happy I took my studio outside.

New small works for sale!

I have been working on a new series of 8 x 8 inch studies on 1.44mm gessoed artist card. They sell for £200 each (unframed) and there is free shipping within the UK, £7 internationally. See more works HERE. I will be adding some landscapes soon. Email me at info@hwdixonfineart.com for more info or to purchase.

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‘Garden Narcissus’ oil on card, 8 x 8 inches, £200

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‘Black Auricula’ oil on card, 8 x 8 inches, £200

 

Just finished: Ranunculus and plums

I have been working really hard this past week.  This is my latest painting which I finished in the wee hours of this morning.  Here is the sketch that I started with.
I have been working really hard this past week. This is my latest painting which I finished in the wee hours of this morning. Here is the sketch that I started with.
The underpainting looks pretty close to what the finished painting will look like.  I really enjoyed painting all the different blues.
The underpainting looks pretty close to what the finished painting will look like. I really enjoyed painting all the different blues.
A close up of the progress on the pitcher and the finished stems.
A close up of the progress on the pitcher and the finished stems.
I finished this in two days.  Without all the details of other vases and plates, I was able to focus on fewer elements.  I enjoyed the simplicity.  I will take a break this weekend and find more inspiration.
‘Blue April, a pitcher of Spring’ 30 x 30 inches, oil on board- I finished this in two days. Without all the details of other vases and plates, I was able to focus on fewer elements. I enjoyed the simplicity. I will take a break this weekend and find more inspiration.

Gorgeous Dahlias!

My next-door neighbour has a wonderful garden.  I have been admiring his various dahlias from the window in my studio.
My next-door neighbour has a wonderful garden.  I have been admiring his various dahlias from the window in my studio.

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I will be doing a demo article for The Artist Magazine and it will come out early next year.  I wanted to do something very colourful and eye catching.  I think these garden dahlias will do the trick!  I won't be posting  the painting process of this, you will have to wait until the article comes out.  Above is a sneaky peek of the set up.
I will be doing a demo article for The Artist Magazine and it will come out early next year.  I wanted to do something very colourful and eye catching.  I think these garden dahlias will do the trick!  I won’t be posting the painting process of this, you will have to wait until the article comes out. Above is a sneaky peek of the set up.