New Work

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…

Three Recent Small Works on Paper

Exploring some squiggly lines in 12x12 inch watercolor paintings. “Sploosh!” Watercolor with mixed media on watercolor paper 12″ x 12″ © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

Finally, a New Painting!

“Composition #10, 2013″ Acrylic on Panel 9″ x 12″ © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

It seems that there will just be times when life gets in the way of creativity.  

My past two months have been full of all kinds of activity — too little of which has…

Love This One!

“Composition #9, 2013” Acrylic on panel 9″ x 12″ © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

Aren't those colors just yummy? I'd like to see what would happen if I tried to paint something like this very large.

New Painting: “Composition #6, 2013″

I’m finally posting this small one in my latest series. I’ve thought it was done several times before, and then decided to change something else. I’m posting it here now as possibly done, though I may still decide to change something else.

“Composition #6, 2013″ Acrylic on Panel 8″ x…

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The way I have always understood it right from the start is basically there’s no such thing as a “professional” artist. There’s an artist who’s turned his endeavor into a vocation and that the real issue is to have historical ambition. And in a sense the way one could describe a historical ambition is that one would like to sit in the pantheon of the greats. Whether one does that or not is something else? But that’s the scale of the ambition.

— Malcolm Morley

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Composition Number 2, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8 x 10 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-005) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition #10 - 2013 -  Acrylic on panel -  9x12 inches -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn