Inspirations

Susannah Coffey at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Oh, how I wish I could see this show! Susannah Coffey was a professor at my alma mater, and I came this close > || to taking a class with her. It was Figure in the Landscape at Oxbow summer art camp, and she was to co-teach it with Dan…

Love This Video (with transcript) from Philip Guston on Painting

"Destruction of paintings is very interesting to me and almost crucial."

See this short video here: http://paintingowu.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/paint-process-philip-guston-in-the-studio/

Gerhard Richter – “When I paint an abstract picture….”

A good quote from Gerhard Richter about painting.

From Richard Diebenkorn’s “Notes to myself on beginning a painting”

  1. Attempt what is not certain.  Certainty may or may not come later.  It may be a valuable delusion.
  2. The pretty, initial position which falls short of completeness is not to be valued–except as a stimulus for further moves.
  3. Do search.  But in order to find other…

What Does Paint Do?

Alan Gouk Laughing Torso, 2010-11 oil on canvas, 71 x 112 cm

I’m really enjoying the essays of Robin Greenwood.  This one awakened something in my brain that I think has been asleep since art school!  Not sure if I agree with it all, but it’s exciting (to…

All my life I’ve been working on the work — every canvas a sentence or paragraph of it. Each picture is only an approximation of what you want. That’s the beauty of being an artist; you can never make the absolute statement, but the desire to do so as an approximation keeps you going.

— Robert Motherwell

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Untitled (2015-007) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-017 -  Oil on Canvas - 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Pecan Street Boogie - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Color Mini 2015-010 - Oil on Canvas - 6 x 6 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn