I’m Drawing, I’m Drawing Again

Drawing Media

I sure do love to draw!  There’s something about the act of drawing that’s so immediate, intentional and strong.  My urge to draw has been just huge for the past couple of years, and I’ve mostly satisfied it through sketching, or drawing with water soluble pastels or water soluble pencils which I then brush with water to make little painting-sketches.  Lately, though, I’ve been finding ways to introduce drawing into my painting process (again).

Today I’m starting a new painting which I began by drawing in some basic shapes with pastel, then adding a bit of oil medium, then some thin paint; now I’m working some oil pastel and oil sticks into the mix.  It seems to be going fast, though my plan is for many layers, hopefully creating a glorious texture, surface and image in the process.

No pictures of the work today; I will post some of today’s painting if and when it evolves into something I am proud of.

In the meantime, enjoy your holiday weekend; I am (doing my favorite thing—drawing and painting).

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‎I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.

— Max Beckmann
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  • Marilyn…so loving this! It has such a marvelous fauvist-modernist feel to it. Just wonderful!!!
Gallery of Recent Paintings
Untitled (2015-005) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-020 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-023 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn