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.

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.

— John Ruskin

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-019 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-015 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn