Exciting Announcement!

I am so pleased to announce that my husband, Terry Dyke, will be taking over the organizational aspects of our web design and development business, Pixel Wranglers: and my design business, Marilyn Fenn Design: Terry will be taking over the responsibilities for scheduling, specs, contracts, and billing because, frankly, he is better at all that than I am, AND it will free me up to focus on the design aspects of any web design, graphic design and illustration projects (and allow me to spend more time painting!).

New Art Site Design, New Blog Location and New Online Shop!

In December, I decided to separate my blog and shop from the main art site. I now have one site just for my new art; a second site for my art blog and other related information, and a third site just for the sale of my artwork. Each site links to both of the others at the very bottom of each page, in the little footer links.

Emerging from a Black Hole

It feels like I am emerging from something like a black hole. For the past month, I have been bogged down with several things that have interfered with my creative artistic endeavors...I can't wait to get back to creating artwork in my studio, which (with any luck) is just about to happen.

Redesigning My Art Site for WordPress 3.01

I have just finished yet another redesign of my art website! The new design is a slight refinement of the previous visual design, but more importantly, it represents a major underlying structural change.

New Design for My Small Wonders Blog

I just redesigned a blog on Blogspot to take advantage of some new capabilities they offer, but what to do about the lack of image galleries?

New Website and Blog for Texas Wax Encaustic Artists

I'm pleased to announce that the encaustic group I belong to, Texas Wax, has just unveiled their new website and blog -- designed jointly by artist and web guru extraordinaire Haley Nagy and yours truly.  Please feel free to check it out while we continue getting our artists added to the site. 

Color Options for My Blog

I'm testing some different options for the background colors of my blog. Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

Launching Redesign of Art Website and Blog!!!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my completely redesigned artist portfolio website, now including my two previous Art Blogs.

Spruce Up Your Artist Website – Top Twelve Improvements

Suggestions for 12 ways that artists can improve their website.
I look at a lot of other artists' websites, and I notice that artists—perhaps more than any other group of people with websites—commit some of the worst web design mistakes, thus causing potential loss of viewers.

One Blog is Better Than Two

...well, at least, according to my husband, who is more of a lumper than a splitter. I'm constitutionally more of a splitter in my lifelong vain attempt to get organized. I have, however, discovered great wisdom in this man I married, including how much easier life is when you lump rather than split.

For the human eye there is no space without its colour; and no colour that does not create its own space – and this meeting-place of colours becomes… an edge, a line, an outline, a profile, a boundary or frontier between two differing colour

— Patrick Heron

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Throwing Off Her Robes - Oil on Canvas -12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-008) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-005) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Color Mini 2015-010 - Oil on Canvas - 6 x 6 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn