New Painting: Strange Attractors

"Strange Attractors" Oil on canvas 12" x 12" © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

“Strange Attractors”
Oil on canvas
12″ x 12″
© 2011 Marilyn Fenn

This is one of my favorite paintings from my latest series of abstracts; this one is from last weekend. These new works are very process-oriented, though of course, I do aim for a final happy outcome. This series is primarily about paint: pushing it over, around, through, beside, until I’m satisfied with the composition, shapes, colors, brushstrokes and amount of paint. I do love the soft palette I achieved in this painting!

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For one thing, I want gesture-any kind of gesture, all kinds of gesture–gentle or brutal, joyous or tragic; the gesture of space soaring, sinking, streaming, whirling; the gestures of light flowing or spurting through color. I see everything as possessing or possessed by gesture. I’ve often thought of my paintings as having an axis around which everything revolves.

— Elaine de Kooning
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  • I like the texture of the paint, and the wavy movement of it. I like the colors– especially the wine and teal shades. The kelp/flowers are primitive, unusual and abstract.
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