New Work: The Cosmos Made Conscious

"The Cosmos Made Conscious" Oil on canvas 24" x 30" © 2012 Marilyn Fenn“The Cosmos Made Conscious”
Oil on canvas
24″ x 30″
© 2012 Marilyn Fenn

I haven’t posted in awhile, but I have been painting.  I have about 12 new paintings to share; here is the first of my new series of abstracts that I have been working on since July.

I began this one inspired by passion flowers (we have a huge vine of small passion flowers in our yard). I started this in acrylic, as my previous painting, “Food Forest,” was done in acrylic and I was so happy (eventually) with both the process and the end result.

With this one, however, I found working in acrylic as frustrating as is usually the case for me. So I repainted the whole thing in oil, and then ended up painting out much of what had been part of the original composition. I finally abandoned the idea of a passion flower, and let the painting tell me what it wanted to be. And this is the result.

Kind of goofy, kind of beautiful, and I find myself loving the parts but wondering about the whole. This painting got juicier and juicier as I simplified, simplified, simplified.

 

This painting is available in my shop now: http://marilynfenn.com/shop/the-cosmos-made-conscious/

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Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

— Edward Hopper
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  • This is a wonderful representation. My eyes are dawn to the “drip”. Inspiring stuff.
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