Monthly Archives: June 2009

Color is the Thing for Me

I am getting very excited about my upcoming solo show.  I'm painting like a madman, and I'm beginning to be very happy with some of the results.

How Do You Know When You’re Done with a Painting?

I was in a class several years ago in which another student complained about painting abstractly, because she didn't know where to stop.

A Painter’s Obsessions

"Orange Crush" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- For the past year or two, I've been thinking a lot about what really matters to me as an artist.  What matters most...and what doesn't? Let me start with a list, and if all goes well, I will explore these issues in depth over the coming weeks:

Working in Wax Exhibit Continues Through June 21

The Working in Wax Exhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA -- in which I have three paintings displayed -- continues through June 21, 2009, so you can still catch it if you are in the Northern California area.  There's a Culture + Cocktails Reception for “Working in Wax” on June 18, 6:00—8:00 p.m.

Slowly I discovered the secret of my art. It consists of a meditation on nature, on the expression of a dream which is always inspired by reality. With more involvement and regularity, I learned to push each study in a certain direction. Little by little the notion that painting is a means of expression asserted itself, and that one can express the same thing in several ways. Exactitude is not truth, Delacroix liked to say.

— Henri Matisse

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Color Mini 2015-010 - Oil on Canvas - 6 x 6 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Stop! in the Name of Love - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn