New Work

Start of a New Series: “Fragments”

"Fragments 001" | Oil on canvas | 5" x 7" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn - This year (so far), I am experimenting with lots of ways of finding images and lots of ways of painting them. This is the first of my "Fragments" series -- favorite snippets from larger works repainted on smaller canvases.

New Watercolor: “Splat!”

"Splat!" | Watercolor and gouache on Sennelier cold-press watercolor paper | 12" x 12" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn - I thought I'd try out the Sennelier watercolor block I discovered the other day buried in my studio.  Watercolor is a medium I'm not terribly familiar with.

They Can’t All Be Perfect

"Wheeeee!" | Watercolor and gouache on heavy Raffine paper | 5.25" x 5.5" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn - I almost had to throw this one away, but I think I more or less saved this watercolor with the judicious addition of a bit of gouache...and more stuff! FWIW

File This Under “You Gotta Try Stuff” — A Loose Study

Continuing my experiments with imagery: from earlier this year, this is a loose study in acrylic on paper for what may become a larger oil painting.  No real title, so far.  I like it.  :)

Study for untitled #2013-009 Acrylic on watercolor paper 17.5″ x 23″ © 2013 Marilyn Fenn…

Another Early Experiment from This Year

This was my 5th piece of the year, and I’ve been holding off on sharing it.  I am again combining some imagery from various series of the last few years, this time in watercolor pencil (with water added, of course).  I may try to fix that purple-y bit in front,…

I’m Still Here!

I have been working on some small oil paintings that are in various states of not-quite-doneness, and one 24″ x 24″ oil painting that is coming along quite nicely, but surprisingly, and I have 3 sketches ready to paint as watercolors.

For now, I thought I’d go ahead and finally share my…

New Mini-Painting: “We’ve Got Company!”

"We've Got Company!" | Watercolor on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 5.25" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

Another New Mini-Watercolor: “Orbit”

"Orbit" | Watercolor on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 6" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- For this painting, I picked a set of colors that were more subdued than my usual bright fare; I'm surprised at how bright they seem anyway.

Recovering a Watercolor Painting – “Dunk”

"Dunk" | Washed watercolor on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 6" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- The problem with working in watercolor is if you get the colors wrong, there's not a lot you can do to fix it. Initially, I got the colors wrong on this one.

New Painting: “You Are Here”

"You Are Here" | Watercolor on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 5.75" x 6" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn
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In the process of making a painting in an abstract way, the painter is in search of a reality. Not one of realistic objects, but of the complete end result. The painting is experienced as a whole, and must evoke in the painter the absolute conviction that this is how it should be and no other way. — Paul Burlin

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