Last Night’s Mini-Painting; Thick Paint with Palette Knife

Color Mini 2014-022 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn“Color Mini 2014-022″
Oil on canvas
4″ x 4”
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Last night’s mini-painting. I’ve started most of the rest of these mini-paintings with a small composition sketch (which invariably is only a starting place and gets changed along the way), but I wiped out the sketch for this one, and just felt my way into each block of color.  I reworked the initial version of this painting in thicker paint applied with a palette knife, and I like it better still.

Gotta try stuff, and I like what happened here. These tiny paintings are such a great little way to work out my ideas! I’m really looking forward to whatever will happen later when I resume working bigger again.

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  • I like to see abstract work still show balance. You have succeeded. I see the Golden mean which makes the eye signal to the brain ‘That feels right’ interpretation. It’s buttery which makes me smile. The open space top right is brave and adds contrast. ;)
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Composition Number 9, 2013 - Acrylic on panel -  9 x 12 -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-017 -  Oil on Canvas - 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-014 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn