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  • Exhibits: LACMA – 2014
  • Exhibits: Hammer Museum, LA – 2014
  • Exhibits: Getty Museum, LA – 2014
  • Falling and Recovery
  • It Feels Great to Be Back in The Studio Again
  • Color Minis
  • Tonight’s New Mini Painting
  • Susannah Coffey at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects
  • Last Night’s Mini-Painting; Thick Paint with Palette Knife
  • Strange Day in the Studio
  • Color Mini Number 20 for 2014
  • Another Mini Painting from Last Night
  • This One’s a Little Goofy
  • The Non-Conformist
  • New, But Am I Done?
  • I’m on Some Sort of a Roll!
  • I Really Like This New Painting
  • Another New Color Mini Painting
  • More New Color Studies in Oil
  • Every Painting Takes on a Life of its Own
  • Preparing for More Small Paintings
  • A Fun Experimental Painting
  • Love This Video (with transcript) from Philip Guston on Painting
  • Rules for Composition
  • Gerhard Richter – “When I paint an abstract picture….”
  • From Richard Diebenkorn’s “Notes to myself on beginning a painting”
  • Yesterday’s Painting
  • Here’s #6 of the Small Color Series

Studio Space – Does it Matter?

I love seeing other artists' spaces, and got just such an opportunity when Farrell Brickhouse posted pics of his friends' palettes on Facebook a while back....I'd love to have so much space.

New Encaustic Painting: Green Sky

"Green Sky" | Encaustic and Collage on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Encaustic Painting: Lime

"Lime" | Encaustic on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Encaustic Painting: Beezebra

"Beezebra" | Encaustic with Collage and Image Transfer on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

New Encaustic Painting: I Want to Move It, Move It

I Want to Move It, Move It" | Encaustic and Mixed Media on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

6 New Encaustic Paintings

As promised, here are 6 of my new encaustic paintings -- 5 of these were begun at last weekend's encaustic workshop at Majestic Ranch.  I completed them and created one new painting (so far)  after returning home.

Encaustic Workshop at Majestic Ranch, Boerne TX

I spent this past weekend with ten other members of the Austin group of Texas Wax in an encaustic painting workshop at Majestic Ranch in Boerne, TX. 

Color is the Thing for Me

I am getting very excited about my upcoming solo show.  I'm painting like a madman, and I'm beginning to be very happy with some of the results.

How Do You Know When You’re Done with a Painting?

I was in a class several years ago in which another student complained about painting abstractly, because she didn't know where to stop.

A Painter’s Obsessions

"Orange Crush" | Oil on canvas | 6" x 6" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- For the past year or two, I've been thinking a lot about what really matters to me as an artist.  What matters most...and what doesn't? Let me start with a list, and if all goes well, I will explore these issues in depth over the coming weeks:
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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Small Color Painting 2014-007 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition #2 - 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8x10 inches - copyright 2013 Marilyn Fenn Flame Kiss - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Get 'Em! - Watercolor on Portofino paper, 6" x 6", © 2013 Marilyn Fenn