Yearly Archives: 2012

Jackie Tileson

I could fall into one of Jackie Tileson’s paintings and wander around for hours or days. She creates a deep ethereal space filled with wonderful surprises of different types of imagery: explosions of paint, drips, amorphous shapes, graffiti, circles, loops, and fractal imagery — different vocabularies of expression skillfully combined in one large space.

New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-008

“Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-008″ Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn Happy Thanksgiving! I wish all my American friends a wonderful with loved ones and good food. Here's a very cheerful piece from the series Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings. As always, available for sale in my shop -- on the Works on Paper page.

New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-007

“Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-007″ Ink and watercolor pencils on Portofino hot press watercolor paper 6″ x 6″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn Here is another in the series Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings (inspired by the sculptures of Lee Bontecou).

New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-006

"Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-006" Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn Here is the second of my latest works for the series Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings (inspired by the sculptures of Lee Bontecou).

New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-005

"Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-005" Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn Last week, I resumed working on my Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings series, and also the work inspired by the sculptures of Lee Bontecou. Here's the first one from last week. I'll be posting more for the next several days.

East Austin Studio Tour 2012 – Day One

Today my friend Jill and I spent about 5 hours visiting all the painting studios (and more) at Pump Project, Pump Project Satellite, and the Bolm Road complex (which includes Big Medium, Pigoata Studios, and Bay6 Gallery and Studios). What an amazing amount of wonderful art, and as always, it's so fun to see old friends and meet new ones. See a gallery of photos from today's art outing.

How to Destroy (and Recover) a Painting in 10 (or so) Not-So-Easy Steps

“Mollycoddling the Collywobbles” | Oil on canvas | 18″ x 18″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn - This painting started out very differently than it ended up. In a month full of daily interruptions (far more then the usual tolerable level of daily interruptions), I had a hard time keeping the same frame of mind while I worked sporadically on this canvas.

New Painting: Squeeee!

Squeeee! | Oil on canvas | 24" x 36" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn - I was working on this painting when my husband broke his leg (badly!).  Even before his accident, this painting was giving me fits.  I am finally done with it and quite happy.

And Another New Painting: “Taco and Feud in Asia Minor”

“Taco and Feud in Asia Minor” | Oil on canvas | 18″ x 18″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- This is another work that started out quite differently than it ended up. It was filled from corner to corner, but then I kept taking out more and more stuff. I'm much happier with it now. :)

Another New Painting: “If Women Walked on the Moon”

"If Women Walked on the Moon" | Oil on canvas | 12" x 12" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I think this is my favorite of my recent paintings. I'd love to paint this loose all the time -- or looser even. I don't know why it doesn't always seem possible. Constitutionally predisposed to tightness, I fear...
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A drawing must bring life to the space which surrounds it.

— Henri Matisse

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