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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I think very often that it takes ten over worked efforts to produce one really beautiful wrist motion that is synchronized with your head and heart, and you have it, and therefore it looks as if it were born in a minute.

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