Still Lifes

New Painting: “Wensleydale?”

"Wensleydale?" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- Here's another tiny painting of a little desk toy -- this one of a flipping mouse. I seem to get tighter one day, looser the next, tighter the day after that. This one's tighter; I was aiming for looser. Gonna be a hard habit to break, that tight close blending style of painting.

New Painting: Akk-akk-akk-akk-akk!

"Akk-akk-akk-akk-akk!" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- I love this little painting! I love the chattering teeth character; sometimes I feel like this painting looks. I'm happy with the looseness I managed in this painting, as well as being able to describe so many of the color-shapes with single brushstrokes. More tomorrow!

New Painting: Say Cheese

"Say Cheese" | Oil on canvas | 4" x 4" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- To date, this is the smallest painting I've ever painted. I also changed my still life setup. I have a warm light lighting the "scene", and there's a cool light lighting my palette (which is between the scene and me); hence the warm and cool shadows that you see on either side of the teeth-clippy thing.

New Painting: Catbird (salt shaker)

"Catbird" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This is my fourth representational still life painting since beginning (almost) daily painting. This one was a bit more of a struggle than Squidward Tentacles, but three painting sessions later, I think I mostly pulled it off.

A Change in Direction…Three New Still Life Paintings

It's been at least a decade since I painted any representational still life paintings. I recently found myself wanting to work perceptually again, only this time in a looser, more painterly way. Here are the first three perceptual still life paintings I've done this century: Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles.

New Painting: Patrick Star

"Patrick Star" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

New Painting: Spongebob Squarepants

"Spongebob Squarepants" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn
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Untitled 2015-029 - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-015 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Don't Look Down - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-017 -  Oil on Canvas - 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn