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Weekly News Update from Artbymarion

I'm at a bit of a loose end this week as I cannot paint and the heat wave is in full swing.

I attended the first Cannes International Contemporary Art Fair last weekend and will write-up my experiences to share with you maybe next week.

After the fair, I had a hand op last Tuesday for Dupuytrens contracture. It's a minor op as operations go, but it means painting is out of the question at the moment - I've been sternly told not to get my hand wet for at least two weeks. I can now move most of my fingers and so at least type with one and a half hands.

I've discovered I'm not very good working with my left hand, so I think some painting exercises with my left hand is in order to work on that right brain activity. It has given me a new appreciation of how lucky I am to have all my working parts and also have a new found admiration for things people with disabilities can do.

Works on Paper 

It's been a while (like years) since I seriously worked on paper and I wante…

Tuesday Painting Tip by Marion Hedger

Work in Progress Acrylic/mixed media on paper
When getting close to completing a painting, looking at the painting through a mount helps to focus on the painting. 
It's quite amazing how different the painting looks and it helps to highlight areas needing more work. I will also leave the mount on as I'm putting in the finishing touches.

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Artwork in a Room, which app do you use?

DISRUPTED NARRATIVE by Marion Hedger 60x60cm on cradled panel Framed in a white floater frame Overall size 65x65cm AVAILABLE

I'm gradually adding room views on my website to make is easier to visualise the art in a room.
Often I use room mock-ups, usually from Mockup World but these involve using Photoshop to get the full benefits from the different layers. I only have Photoshop Elements which is OK but doesn't give the full functionality and often involves a lot of fiddling.
Just lately I have been using the WallApp app which is easy to use but has a limited number of rooms with a sofa.
Se7en is the MAGIC NUMBER by Marion Hedger 60x60cm on cradled panel Framed in a white floater frame Overall size 65x65cm AVAILABLE

With the two paintings above I framed the pieces with a white frame similar to those I use in real life (my framed photos did not work out very well) in PSE first. Now I have the frame, creating more room photos will be easy.

What apps do you use to show your art i…

Artwork Exhibition at View Gallery

Art by Marion Hedger exhibition at View Gallery in Thames Ditton
There is still time to see this exhibition, it runs until the end of next week. Thames Ditton is a typical small English Village near Hampton Court Palace. Contact me or the gallery for information on any of these paintings.

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Disrupted Narrative abstract art by Marion Hedger

DISRUPTED NARRATIVE by Marion Hedger Acrylic/mixed media 60x60cm Framed Currently in View Gallery, Thames Ditton AVAILABLE - Contact me

The idea of playing with the theme of 'broken narrative' appealed to me. I used pages out of an old paperback book to give the impression of snatches of conversation heard but not fully understood.
It is currently in the exhibition at View Gallery, Thames Ditton until June 18th.

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Come and See me in Reading

I am busy painting and getting ready for the Reading Contemporary Art Fair. I want to have some new work to show plus the stand this time is larger than the one I had at Sandown Park.

As last time, we will be driving up and taking two days, stopping at a hotel with a nice restaurant. It's amazing how tired and hungry sitting in a car all day can make you.

If you are in the area between the 20th and 22nd of April, pop in and say hi. I am on stand 6. I have some private view tickets for the Friday evening and complimentary tickets for the Saturday and Sunday. E-mail

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