Early Abstract Landscapes

While I’m working on some new studies that I’m not yet ready to show you, I thought I’d share one of my first abstract landscapes, from 2006, the year I decided to move away from representation.  Not that I have been completely able to stay away from representation — in 2006-07, I did about 20 paintings of tornadoes and 5 of nuclear bombs, and in 2011, I did 17 still lifes of toys, and in 2012, some drawings of vines, and well…the need to represent just seems to pop up every now and again.

But that said, this was one of 2 paintings in this series, which miraculously almost, but still quite haven’t sold.  They’re hanging in one of our bathrooms, so I still get to enjoy them daily.  Oddly enough, 7 years later, I’m still trying to figure out how I want to paint abstractly.  🙂

Steamy-Spring-oil-painting-by-Marilyn-Fenn“Steamy Spring”
Oil on canvas
10″ x 10″
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn

And here’s the other one:

Burning-Ice-oil-painting-by-Marilyn-Fenn“Burning Ice”
Oil on canvas
10″ x 10″
© 2006 Marilyn Fenn

Both paintings can be seen (and purchased) at the bottom of this page: http://marilynfenn.com/shop/abstractions-2006-2010/

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