Monthly Archives: January 2008

Artists Talk at Austin Metrohouse

We went to a really nice exhibit today in the modern architecture setting of Metrohouse, where they were showing the work of 3 local artists: Andrew Long, Steven Dubov and Roi James. Great venue in which all the work looked fabulous!

New Pieces on Website: Succession Series

“Succession 01 #4-2 (Pancake Ice)” | Oil on Canvas | 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") | © 2008 Marilyn Fenn -- Check the new Succession Series gallery section of my website to see how the panels in this new series stack up and evolve from each other.

Pancake Ice: Third Painting in the Succession Series

“Succession 01 #4-2 (Pancake Ice)” | Oil on Canvas | 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") | © 2008 Marilyn Fenn -- The idea behind this series is similar to the idea of ecological succession, which is a sequence of gradual supplanting of one community of (life) forms by another, each stage building upon the previous stage. This painting moves into circular forms inspired by ice floes that bump into each other, thus building up the edges of the forms.

Space Dancing: Second Painting in New Series

“Succession 01 #4-3 (Space Dancing)” | Oil on Canvas | 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") | © 2008 Marilyn Fenn -- The first painting in the previous post below was inspired by an aerial photograph of cracks in an icy lake. This second painting evolved from the top edge of that painting, and takes a whirl into space with ropey forms dancing in three dimensions.

The Seed: Start of a New Series

“Succession 01 #4-4 (The Seed)” | Oil on Canvas | 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") | © 2008 Marilyn Fenn -- Every time I take a class with the wonderful painter Andrew Long, my work starts changing...I took a class with him last spring, which helped greatly in the development of my rather freeform abstract encaustic paintings.

Blue Genie 2007

This was my booth at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar.  I love the way they organize this show.  You set your stuff up, and they man the show, take the sales, and sent you a check when the almost month-long show is over.  Al you really have to do is make sure your keep replenishing your work.

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

— Marc Chagall

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-019 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-024 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Blockhead -  Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn