Encaustic Paintings

Publishing New Works in Encaustic

“Nebulous Nebula” | Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Our vacation interrupted my rhythm of painting, and shooting pictures, and blogging...so here it is late September, and I have finally gotten the paintings I finished before vacation shot, and am just now getting them posted.

New Painting: Field of Artists’ Dreams

“Field of Artists' Dreams” | Encaustic with mini-encaustic paintings on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- I seemed to need to do a landscape; this one is called "Field of Artists' Dreams" and combines fresh encaustic with pretty little patches of paint - little mini-paintings.

All the Way from Africa: Reworked Painting

“All the Way from Africa” | Encaustic on Paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- This started out as my first Cel Animata painting, and after much work, turned into another painting; but I wasn't satisfied yet, so today, I scraped the whole thing down and started over; after months and months of work and 1/8" worth of wax later, I finally like it!

Today’s New Encaustic Painting: Behind the Wall

“Behind the Wall” | Encaustic and Beeswax on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the first encaustic I've painted directly onto the plywood panel, with no intermediary watercolor paper.  There is so much visual depth to this that cannot be seen on a computer monitor!

New Work: Number One Campfire

“Number One Campfire” | Encaustic and beeswax on paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Brand new abstraction.  This feels like a new direction for me.  I gotta say, I like it!

New Work: My First Hurricane Painting

"Hurricane Katrina” | Encaustic on Masonite | 8″ x 10″ | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Katrina, of course. This was much more difficult than the tornado paintings, for some reason.  But not bad for a start. I may work on it some more; I don't know...

New Work: Mega Tornado!

"Tornado - Stoughton, WI - August 18, 2006” | Encaustic on Masonite | 8″ x 10″ | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- I actually started this one prior to the one in the previous post (below). This was the first of the tornado paintings painted into a rough and very absorbent watercolor paper mounted on Masonite.

New Work: Tornado Over a Lake

“Tornado - Big Pine Key, FL - April 14, 2005” | Encaustic on Masonite | 8″ x 10″ | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- You can see I've gotten comfortable with the encaustic process again, as this little painting (which I love), has gotten more away from abstraction than the three previous ones (below).

New Work: A White Tornado

“Tornado - Erie, KS - November 27, 2005” | Encaustic on Masonite | 8″ x 10″ | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Here's another -- a really huge tornado. I love how the diagonal lines worked out in this piece. It is again, one of those paintings that's truly paint first and an image second.

New Work: A Tornado Seen from Below

"Tornado From Below" | Encaustic on Masonite | 8″ x 10″ | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- I'm not sure where I found the image for this painting, and I really can't imagine anyone being brave or crazy enough to stand under a tornado and take a photograph. But it's a fascinating image...
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