Monthly Archives: September 2011

New Painting: “You Earthlings Have Made Me Very Angry”

"You Earthlings Have Made Me Very Angry" Oil on canvas | 8" x 8" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- I love Marvin the Martian. He's probably my favorite cartoon character of all time, and now I've finally painted him.

New Painting: Fifteen Minutes for a Quarter

"Fifteen Minutes for a Quarter" | Oil on canvas | 5" x 5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the third and final little rubber robot toy; this one is kind of a speed racer. He was both hard and fun to paint. I aimed again for looseness with these last two paintings; it continues to be a struggle to overcome 20 years of painting habits, but I'm not unhappy with these.

New Painting: It Was This Big!

"It Was This Big!" | Oil on canvas | 5" x 5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Et Tu Klaatu?

Et Tu Klaatu? | Oil on canvas | 5" x 5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Catfish (pepper shaker)

"Catfish" | Oil on canvas | 6″ x 6″ | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- Finally, here is the companion to the Catbird painting! I aimed to keep this as fresh as possible with as few brushstokes as possible. I think the fishlips came out particularly well. :)

New Painting: “Wensleydale?”

"Wensleydale?" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- Here's another tiny painting of a little desk toy -- this one of a flipping mouse. I seem to get tighter one day, looser the next, tighter the day after that. This one's tighter; I was aiming for looser. Gonna be a hard habit to break, that tight close blending style of painting.

New Painting: Akk-akk-akk-akk-akk!

"Akk-akk-akk-akk-akk!" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- I love this little painting! I love the chattering teeth character; sometimes I feel like this painting looks. I'm happy with the looseness I managed in this painting, as well as being able to describe so many of the color-shapes with single brushstrokes. More tomorrow!

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.

— Edgar Degas

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-029 - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-006) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Blockhead -  Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn