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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.

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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 meartbymarion@orange.fr

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Phases of a painting, are you in the middle middle or the beginning of the end?

Work in Progress Diptych. Where am I in the process?

Recently I listened to a trailer for an interview by Nicholas Wilton talking to Mark Eanes.

Mark Eanes suggested that a good way of looking at the painting process is as a three step process, the beginning, the middle and the end. Each of these have three parts - a beginning a middle and an end, so nine phases in all.

I love this way of thinking about the process and it really gels with me and helps me assess where I am at. I has helped me to visualise what I have done in a meaningful way and how much more there is to do. For example, recently I felt that I wasn't getting past the beginning, but when I stood back and assessed the work I had done and what else I wanted to do, I felt I was further along the process and maybe more to the middle of the middle. Not foolproof of course, but a help.

For example in the work in progress above. I am at the beginning of the end. Realising that, cheered me up no end. 😊


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