Monthly Archives: August 2011

New Painting: Say Cheese

"Say Cheese" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- To date, this is the smallest painting I've ever painted. I also changed my still life setup. I have a warm light lighting the "scene", and there's a cool light lighting my palette (which is between the scene and me); hence the warm and cool shadows that you see on either side of the teeth-clippy thing.

New Painting: Catbird (salt shaker)

"Catbird" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This is my fourth representational still life painting since beginning (almost) daily painting. This one was a bit more of a struggle than Squidward Tentacles, but three painting sessions later, I think I mostly pulled it off.

A Change in Direction…Three New Still Life Paintings

It's been at least a decade since I painted any representational still life paintings. I recently found myself wanting to work perceptually again, only this time in a looser, more painterly way. Here are the first three perceptual still life paintings I've done this century: Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles.

New Painting: Patrick Star

"Patrick Star" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Spongebob Squarepants

"Spongebob Squarepants" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

A Visit to the “About Face” Exhibit at the Blanton Museum

A little mini-review of the "About Face" Exhibit at the Blanton Museum, including works by Chuck Close, Byron Kim and Oliver Herring, with lots of photos.

“Rivers” at Wally Workman

A mini-review, with photos, of the group exhibition, "Rivers" at wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX, 2011.

Beauty and seriousness are perhaps the most shocking tactics left to artists these days.

— Grayson Perry

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-026 - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn A Question of Balance - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 3, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 9 x 12 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Color-Mini 2015-030 Oil on canvas 6 x 6 © 2015 Marilyn Fenn