Found Sketches from Way Back

I’ve been working in our “new” attic room — sorting through so many boxes, and finding wonderful stuff among tons of junk.  In one of the 26 boxes stored in the attic that contained previously unknown content — boxes that I just sorted through — I found 18 sketches from my early college art classes. I’ve been searching for some of these for years, though I’d forgotten about some of the others. I’m so happy to have found these!

They’re not awesome, but I was just learning to draw — and I had a lot to learn — so bear with me.  Here are 3 sketches from my first drawing class after returning to school to study art:

Stuffed-Animals-in-a-Basket---Pencil-sketch---10x8-inches---copyright-1985-Marilyn-Fenn

Stuffed Animals in a Basket
Pencil sketch
10″ x 8″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

Still-Lfe-Study-with-Tennis-Shoes-01---Pencil-sketch---10x8-inches---copyright-1985-Marilyn-FennStill Life Study with Tennis Shoes
Pencil sketch
8″ x 10″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

Still-Lfe-Study-with-Blue-Jeans-and-Tennis-Shoes---Pencil-sketch---8x10-inches---copyright-1985-Marilyn-FennStill Life Study with Blue Jeans and Tennis Shoes
Pencil sketch
8″ x 10″
© 1985 Marilyn Fenn

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The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.

— Marc Chagall
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Don't Look Down - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-008) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Color-Mini 2015-030 Oil on canvas 6 x 6 © 2015 Marilyn Fenn