New Painting: Energy Renewal

"Energy Renewal" Oil on canvas 24" x 24" © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

“Energy Renewal”
Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

I started this painting last week, based on the sketch below.  The sketch itself is based on a sculpture in tan canvas and black wire by one of my favorite sculptors, Lee Bontecou.

I haven’t really developed a set way to get started with the work I’ve been doing for the past 6 months.  I usually have a period of getting very lost while developing my composition, and then have to paint my way out.

This time, I came up with some sketches to serve as the basis for the paintings’ compositions.  (I have another one planned  as well).  Then, I give myself the freedom to allow other things to occur as I work.   I may also try another, larger version of this, based on a more accurate interpretation of the sketch.

"Not-So-Daily Sketch - 2012-004," Ink and colored pencil, 6" x 6", © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

“Not-So-Daily Sketch – 2012-004,” Ink and colored pencil, 6″ x 6″, © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

This painting is available online at: Marilyn Fenn Shop

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Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of all diseases and daily problems of mankind, I believe that the biggest breakthrough will be the realization that the arts, which are conventionally considered ‘useless,’ will be recognized as the whole reason why we ever try to live longer or live more prosperously.

— John Maeda
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