Oil Paintings

Yesterday’s Painting

“Color Mini 2014-007″ Oil on canvas 6″ x 6” © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I do have an overall plan for this little body of work, but I never know really where each painting will go, once I get going. Which is, of course, part of the fun of the process.…

Here’s #6 of the Small Color Series

"Color Mini 2014-006" Oil on canvas 6" x 6" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Today’s Daily Painting

"Color Mini 2014-005" Oil on canvas 6" x 6" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Yesterday’s Daily Painting, Complete with Moth-wing

“Color Mini 2014-003″ Oil on canvas 6″ x 6” © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

This was sort of a throw-away, trying to use up the mixed paint on my palette from another painting I’m working on this week, and painted on an old unsuccessful canvas from last year, scraped and…

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

"Color Mini 2014-002" Oil on canvas 6" x 6" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Getting back in the swing of things, I think (and it feels SO good!). Here's #2 for the year.

Painting is Better Than Just About Anything

“Color Mini 2014-001″ Oil on canvas 6″ x 6” © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I haven’t been this happy in about 6 months! Painting is better than just about anything. And I’m pretty happy with everything else, yet almost all the rest of it just does NOT compare!

I…

Early Abstract Landscapes

While I’m working on some new studies that I’m not yet ready to show you, I thought I’d share one of my first abstract landscapes, from 2006, the year I decided to move away from representation.  Not that I have been completely able to stay away from…

New Painting: “Comin’ Through!”

For today’s FirstFridayArtWalk over on Google+, here is the first oil painting I’ve completed this year that I’m happy with.  🙂

It’s also my first attempt to interpret my recent watercolor mini-painting series into an oil painting, and I’ve pushed myself in several other ways with this…

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.
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As far as the experience of our human eyes is concerned – and that, exclusively, is the experience which concerns a painter above all others – colour is shape and shape is colour.

— Patrick Heron

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-003 - Oil on Canvas - 12 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 9, 2013 - Acrylic on panel -  9 x 12 -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Throwing Off Her Robes - Oil on Canvas -12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Discreet Investigation of Exuberance - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn