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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