Monthly Archives: September 2009

How Much Do You Plan Your Paintings?

I recently read an article by a representational painter on another blog, in which the writer said that one should very carefully and thoroughly plan one's paintings.  My first thought was, "No waaaaay!"  That would take all the fun out the process of discovery that, for me at least, is a great deal of what painting is about.

The Challenge of Becoming a Non-Representational Painter

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

The E Word: Recent Works by Marilyn Fenn

My new exhibition, “The E Word,” explores life at different scales: from the elements of evolution to the essentials of our environment, and on to the endless reaches of space. Through the interplay and juxtaposition of the micro with the macro, I try to depict on canvas what nature could do in the world, but hasn’t gotten around to yet.

New Paintings: It’s a Small World

"Chemical Valley" | Oil on Canvas | 5" x 7" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn (painting based on some crystalline concoction of various chemicals) --
Four new paintings
These little 5"x 7" paintings are what I would call representational abstractions based on the stuff of life seen under a microscope.

New Painting: Strung Out!

Strung Out! | Oil on Canvas | 5" x 7" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Nitty Gritty Glass Band

Nitty Gritty Glass Band | Oil on Canvas | 5" x 7" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Soap Opera

Soap Opera | Oil on Canvas | 5" x 7" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.

— Pablo Picasso

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-007) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 2, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8 x 10 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn