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BLUE IS A CALMING COLOUR

"Blue is the colour of the mind and is essentially soothing; it affects us mentally, rather than the physical reaction we have to red. Strong blues will stimulate clear thought and lighter, soft blues will calm the mind and aid concentration. Consequently it is serene and mentally calming"
from Colour Effects

Layers of Silence by Marion Hedger 30x30cm (12"x12") Acrylic on Panel
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A second calm painting in blues and turquoises, with orange highlights to draw you in and take you around the painting. A sister painting to Wandering in Space and Time



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CALM WITH A TOUCH OF DRAMA

Blue is a calming colour. I wonder if this is the same for turquoise?
Wandering in Space and Time by Marion Hedger 30cmx30cm (12x12") Acylic on Panel Available
I must have been in a calm mood when painting this painting. the different tints of turquoise set off by that pale lilac adds depth and mood, while the orange provides a touch of contrasting heat which leads the eye around.

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3 new totem pieces making a debut

3 New pieces making their debut at the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair last weekend. Here they are on the stand (Not a great photo but gives you an idea of their size, 120x40cm). I have yet to take proper individual photos and they are not up on my website yet.

It was interesting working in this long format. Your brain has to think different to get a good composition on a narrow long canvas. I found it very challenging (if you put the three together this would be my largest painting to date) but I loved painting this. When I thought I had finshed them, I hung them in the lounge so I could look at them before deciding if there was anything more needed. There was. The turquoise oil pastel did the trick and finished them off nicely.

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Photofunia Sunday Fun -

Come and Discover With Me in a museum setting. I love using the app photofunia to see the art in different settings. Of course, it is no where near as large as this but I do take commissions... ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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New Work - Don't Stop Until You Arrive

DON'T STOP UNTIL YOU ARRIVE by Marion Hedger Acrylic on canvas 50x60cm
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Wander through this mythical landscape with echoes of your travels. Where to go? over or round? over here or over there?
The layers on layers of this painting adds richness and depth keeping you wondering where to wander to next with your eyes.

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Not one, but two works in progress

I started two new works in progress yesterday, one large and one that's more my normal size. I'm working side by side on them so so far they have the same colours and similar mark making.

The larger one was given a coat of textured gesso (normal gesso with plaster added) because I love working on a textured ground. The smaller one.....

I fully intended to make a time lapse video but my tablet had run out of charge. I had the urge to paint and couldn't wait to get going with the paint. I started differently than normal - using a brush and not a palette knife and placing black marks for the composition, ensuring they were all of different sizes and led the eye around the canvas. I had a good couple of hours where the paint just seemed to flow. That is a glorious feeling.

The next stage is deciding where to take it with thicker paint and more control. I'm hoping that I can keep some of this spontaneity going, and now that my battery is charged, maybe I will do a timelaps…

Lyon Contemporary Art Fair

Lyon Contemporary Art Fair Stand

Last week end saw me at the Art3f Lyon Contemporary Art Fair with my largest painting to date taking pride of place.

It's so hard to photograph the stand as it is 3metres deep and hard to get a good vantage point to photograph the walls properly. At the English art fairs I am used to having a longer stand where the side walls are 1m or 1.5meters long which I find is a much better way to display the art. But the smallest art3f stands are 3x3m. I feel it discourages visitors to enter the stand as, although there is 9 linear metres of wall space, it feels quite enclosed.

I have another art fair at Marseille the weekend after next, with the same stand layout so I will have to get used to it LOL. If you are in the area and would like tickets. Contact me

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