Falling and Recovery

Color Mini 2014-016 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn

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:

Color Mini 2014-016 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn

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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.

— Adolfe-William Bouguereau
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  • Wow! This is a huge piece to have done with oil pastel and so many firsts! I love the birds-eye view you have given us.
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