New Painting: Sugar Max

"Sugar Max" Oil on canvas 12" x 12" © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

“Sugar Max”
Oil on canvas
12″ x 12″
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

I wanted to do one more new painting before hanging the show at Austin Art Space.  I started this one with the intention of creating a 4th more geometric style work like the ones that started me off on my latest series of abstracts: “It’s Awash,” “Paradigms Lost,” and “High-Risk Pool.”  A few rectangles into the painting, and I couldn’t restrain myself any longer…I had to make this one more fluid and free.  Then, my husband brought home 4 brownies for me from a meeting with our neighborhood organic gardeners, no less.  I ate them all over the course of the evening/night, and stayed up into the wee hours to finish this piece!  Wheeee!

P.S. I will take a better picture of this soon. Until March 3, the painting is hanging at Austin Art Space on my wall for the “For Love of Art” show.

It's Awash-Oil-on-canvas-12x12-inches-copyright-2011-Marilyn-Fenn

It’s Awash

Paradigms-Lost-Oil-on-canvas-12x2-inches-copyright-2011-Marilyn-Fenn

Paradigms Lost

High-Risk-Pool-Oil-on-canvas-12x12-inches-copyright-2011-Marilyn-Fenn

High Risk Pool

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  • I love the way you dealt with paint in this one. For some reason, my eye gets attracted to this thing in the left bottom corner, as though it is the figure of the artist who wonders at her painting…It is interfering, in a sense. But it is also essential; it adds something like an intrigue to the piece.
Gallery of Recent Paintings
Composition Number 3, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 9 x 12 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-026 - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 8, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn