Encaustic Paintings

One of My Favorite Encaustic Paintings

I am presently seeking out new territory in my paintings, and it’s too soon to show what I’m trying to learn now.  So, for your viewing pleasure today, here is one of my favorite paintings from my encaustic period (which lasted maybe 3-4 years, and may not yet be…

Transformations: The Struggle to Create

When I paint, I frequently have only a very vague idea or sometimes -- no idea at all -- of what I am searching for in the new work.  I start somewhere, and often, the finished piece is so far away from where it started, it's unrecognizable.  One of my favorite things about working this way is that I discover things -- such as shapes and images -- that I just couldn't invent.

New Tornado Painting: Tornado Two-Step

"Tornado Two-Step" | Encaustic on Baltic Birch | 10" x 10" x 2" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Tornado Painting: Tornado with Debris Cloud, version 1

"Tornado with Debris Cloud, version 1" | Encaustic | 10" x 10" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Tornado Paintings

I have completed two new tornado paintings; one was the one I started a few weeks ago while being interviewed for a Weather Channel segment about my tornado paintings.  It's changed a lot since it was filmed in progress (final version above; first version below).

A Cool New Painting for Winter

"Jetsons' Holiday" | Encaustic on Baltic Birch | 10" x 10" x 1.75" deep | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the second of my Organics series using encaustic.  

Kind of a Surprise: New Encaustic Piece

"Happy Together" | Encaustic and rice paper on Baltic birch | 10" x 10" x 1.75" deep | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- I started using encaustic paints in 2006. This one is just the first of my encaustic pieces for my new Organics series

New Encaustic Painting: Green Sky

"Green Sky" | Encaustic and Collage on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Encaustic Painting: Lime

"Lime" | Encaustic on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Encaustic Painting: Beezebra

"Beezebra" | Encaustic with Collage and Image Transfer on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn
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Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.

— Wassily Kandinsky

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Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition #10 - 2013 -  Acrylic on panel -  9x12 inches -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 8, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn