Monthly Archives: April 2010

Transformations: The Struggle to Create

When I paint, I frequently have only a very vague idea or sometimes -- no idea at all -- of what I am searching for in the new work.  I start somewhere, and often, the finished piece is so far away from where it started, it's unrecognizable.  One of my favorite things about working this way is that I discover things -- such as shapes and images -- that I just couldn't invent.

Tornado Paintings: My Interview on the Weather Channel

My Interview on the Weather Channel aired this past Monday.  I think they did a very nice job with it. You can view the video on the Weather Channel website. It's called "She paints tornadoes with a twist."

If I stay long enough in the studio, just stay with the work even if it doesn’t feel great or seem satisfying or directional or conclusive, if I just stay to tend and garden, then my mind gradually yields control to the more automatic labor of painting, and with that comes a sweet spot in the process further down, a worn groove, a sense of ease.

— Anna Schuleit

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Small Color Painting 2014-014 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-015 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Pecan Street Boogie - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-007) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn