Each day I go to my studio full of joy; in the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the morning to come… if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am miserable.
Falling and Recovery
Color Mini 2014-016
Oil on canvas
4″ x 4″
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn
I was never satisfied with the initial version of this painting, so I worked on it a bit last night. I decided I very much liked the sense of stacked and possibly falling boxes on the right hand side of the painting (now turned 90° counterclockwise), so I worked to carry that theme throughout. I’m pretty happy with it now. It reminds me of the idea of pushing oneself off-balance, and then having to catch oneself—a falling and recovery, ala Merce Cunningham.
Here was the original version, which just didn’t quite make it: