Works on Paper (Sketches and Drawings)

New Work – Not-Quite-Daily Drawing #002

"Not-Quite-Daily Drawing #002 " | Mixed media on watercolor paper | 7" x 5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

New Work – Organics Sketch #20

"Organics Sketch #20" | Watercolor media on watercolor paper | 7" x 5.5" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Drawing: 1-1-11

"The Imp of the Perverse 001" | Ink and watercolor on Yupo paper | 8.5" x 11.5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This is my first completed drawing/painting of the year, completed on 1-1-11. I'm returning to working with ink, something I've spent many years doing since at least high school, but this time I'm trying out some experimental techniques.

Three New Organics Paintings

Three new pieces in the Organics Series:

Organics Sketch 19 · Acrylic on Stonehenge Paper · 8" x 8" · © 2010 Marilyn Fenn |

Organics Sketch 20 · Watercolor Media on Stonehenge Paper · 8" x 8" · © 2010 Marilyn Fenn |

Organics Sketch 21 · Watercolor Media on Stonehenge Paper · 8" x 8" · © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Work: Organics Sketch 19

"Organics Sketch 19" | Watercolor Media on Stonehenge Paper | 8" x 8" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Sketch: “A Gathering of Small Redheads”

"A Gathering of Small Redheads" | Watermedia on Stonehenge paper | 8" x 8" | © Marilyn Fenn -- Here's my latest little sketch, though perhaps it is more of the germ of an idea for some future work. This one is not typical of the work I am currently doing, but I love the goofiness!

A Few More New Small Painting-Sketches

"Organics Sketch 17" | Watercolor crayons on Stonehenge paper | 8" x 8" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn -- These could be considered studies for future larger works, but they are also (usually) little paintings or drawings in and of themselves. This painting is a further study into the basic organic forms I have been working with.

New Work: Organics Sketch 16

"Organics Sketch 16" | Watercolor crayons on Stonehenge paper | 8" x 8" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Continuing to Work Small on my Organics Series

"Organics Sketch 15" | Acrylic on Stonehenge paper | 7.5" x 7.5" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn -- ...in these images of interconnected solids among voids in a space of ambiguous depth, how are the parts connected; what is attached to what, and where?  I paint in order to see...

The Next Body of Work

The day after the opening of my solo show last October, I was thrilled to stumble on a somewhat new direction while doing some sketches, a direction that it seems I've been searching to find for the past few years.
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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled 2015-024 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Discreet Investigation of Exuberance - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Color-Mini 2015-030 Oil on canvas 6 x 6 © 2015 Marilyn Fenn