New Painting: Squeeee!

Squeeee! | Oil on canvas | 24" x 36" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn - I was working on this painting when my husband broke his leg (badly!).  Even before his accident, this painting was giving me fits.  I am finally done with it and quite happy.

And Another New Painting: “Taco and Feud in Asia Minor”

“Taco and Feud in Asia Minor” | Oil on canvas | 18″ x 18″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- This is another work that started out quite differently than it ended up. It was filled from corner to corner, but then I kept taking out more and more stuff. I'm much happier with it now. :)

Another New Painting: “If Women Walked on the Moon”

"If Women Walked on the Moon" | Oil on canvas | 12" x 12" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I think this is my favorite of my recent paintings. I'd love to paint this loose all the time -- or looser even. I don't know why it doesn't always seem possible. Constitutionally predisposed to tightness, I fear...

More New Work: “Bloop!”

"Bloop!" | Oil on canvas | 12" x 12" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- This painting is sort of an experiment in soft and broken colors, and I do love the palette.  I hope to do more in soft tones like this in the future.

A Wonderful Review of My Paintings

The wonderfully talented Tuscon writer and artist +C.J. Shane has written such a delightful review of my work! :) You can read it at this link on GooglePlus.

More New Work: “Here We Go Again, August 29, 2012”

"Here We Go Again, August 29, 2012" | Oil on canvas | 16″ x 12″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- Here's another new painting that started out quite differently than it ended up. I was working on it during the time Hurricane Isaac was building in the Gulf Coast, so I guess you could say that became an influence. ;)

New Painting: “Oops! ‘ScuseMe!”

"Oops! ScuseMe!" | Oil on canvas | 16″ x 12″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- I got a bit bolder with the colors on this painting.  This was intended to be a continuation of the same visual idea from the painting I posted yesterday.  The fact that it isn't quite seems to be proof of something, but what exactly, I'm not sure.  Another goofy composition, but I love it!

Another New Painting: “Uplift”

"Uplift" | Oil on canvas | 12" x 16" | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- It may be hard to believe, but this little painting took about a week. It started out vertical, with less stuff, but even goofier than this, and it just took that long to resolve the composition to my liking. Once I got it to this point, I was thrilled, and thought, "Oh, this is it! This will be my new signature style!" Tune in tomorrow to see whether I was right or not. ;)

New Work: In Flight

“In Flight“ | Oil on canvas | 16″ x 12″ | © 2012 Marilyn Fenn -- In my next piece, I was aiming to create a painting with some nice space in it (and I do like the space here). Then it got goofy. I do like the way the wobbly stack of shapes in the lower left quadrant serves as a counterpoint to elegant cloud-like forms.

New Work: The Cosmos Made Conscious

"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.
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Composition Number 2, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8 x 10 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Murky Morning of the Soul - Oil on Canvas - 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-029 - Oil on Canvas - 10 x 10 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn