My Art Featured on the ArtBizBlog

"Tornado - Ames, IA - March 30, 2006" Encaustic on Masonite 8" x 10" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn

“Tornado – Ames, IA – March 30, 2006”
Encaustic on Masonite
8″ x 10″
© 2007 Marilyn Fenn

I’m please to announce that Alyson Stanfield, art marketing consultant, workshop leader, and author of “I’d Rather Be in the Studio!” has selected one of my tornado paintings for her Deep Thought Thursday blog.  See my art, read her post and add your comment at ArtBizBlog.


2 Responses to My Art Featured on the ArtBizBlog

  • Hi Marilyn,

    I'm finally catching up on checking everything out here – I was really fond of this series when I checked your site before & it was great to see this piece featured. I'd be really interested to see how this looks in person; for some reason it surprised me a lot that it was encaustic with all those fluid areas of overlapping color — the way they're intermingling reminds me of the patterns you might get with watercolor.

  • Marilyn says:

    Thanks, Annie! My tornado series were some of my first encaustic paintings. There's a lot of melting and blowing the paint around with hot air, which causes the mixing of paint and the fractal kind of quality (which shows up especially in this one). The surface is usually glassy-smooth. I'm practically self-taught in encaustic, and I've seen that most artists don't go this far in the melting process.

    See ya in the blogosphere!

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  • Your painting reminds me of Georgia O’Keeffe’s flower paintings. Although your painting reminds me of her work, it does bring about a different kind of experience. Her flowers to me are beautiful. But they also seem reserved, formal, almost abstract, not romantic in anyway, not even alive but more like something plucked and then frozen in time. Your work has some of the same shapes, and yet the relationship of the shapes to each other is different and not at all formal like O’Keeffe’s. There is more movement in your painting, more energy, more aliveness. (I’m not taking your title into consideration.) To me, I’m looking deep into the heart of a living flower.
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