Publishing New Works in Encaustic

“Nebulous Nebula” | Encaustic and Beeswax on Paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Our vacation interrupted my rhythm of painting, and shooting pictures, and blogging...so here it is late September, and I have finally gotten the paintings I finished before vacation shot, and am just now getting them posted.

Song Kun at the Hammer Museum

Painting by Song Kun It's My Life 05-08-31 2005 Oil on canvas. 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 35 cm) Courtesy of Universal Studios-Beijing, Beijing, China

Several great exhibits at the Hammer Museum

Today, our final day in LA, we headed over to the Hammer Museum to see Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists...

Museums in Balboa Park, San Diego

We spent a couple of days in San Diego; one whole day at Balboa Park. The first museum we came to was the Museum of Living Artists, so of course, we had to check that out. They had a show of local artists responding to the Dead Sea Scrolls (which are currently showing at the Museum of Natural History).

Tim Hawkinson’s Zoopsia and Uberorgan at The Getty Museum

Today we went to the Getty Museum to see the Uberorgan by Tim Hawkinson. We arrived just in time for the hourly musical performance. It is very cool --- pipes, bladders, tubes and horns made out of industrial materials, a 250-foot-long scroll with black dots and dashes that create the score, and a device that electronically reads the marks and turns them into sounds.

The MOCA in LA…

Pictured: Nancy Rubins’s Chas’ Stainless Steel Mark Thompson’s Airplane Parts About 1000 Pounds of Stainless Steel Wire

Whenever we vacation in LA (to visit my husband's father and his wife) I always try to see as much art as possible.

New Painting: Field of Artists’ Dreams

“Field of Artists' Dreams” | Encaustic with mini-encaustic paintings on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- I seemed to need to do a landscape; this one is called "Field of Artists' Dreams" and combines fresh encaustic with pretty little patches of paint - little mini-paintings.

All the Way from Africa: Reworked Painting

“All the Way from Africa” | Encaustic on Paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- This started out as my first Cel Animata painting, and after much work, turned into another painting; but I wasn't satisfied yet, so today, I scraped the whole thing down and started over; after months and months of work and 1/8" worth of wax later, I finally like it!

Today’s New Encaustic Painting: Behind the Wall

“Behind the Wall” | Encaustic and Beeswax on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the first encaustic I've painted directly onto the plywood panel, with no intermediary watercolor paper.  There is so much visual depth to this that cannot be seen on a computer monitor!

New Work: Number One Campfire

“Number One Campfire” | Encaustic and beeswax on paper on Baltic Birch | 12" x 12" | © 2007 Marilyn Fenn -- Brand new abstraction.  This feels like a new direction for me.  I gotta say, I like it!

The Importance of Appropriate Venue

There was a recent blog by artist Robert Genn about an experiment by the famous violinist Joshua Bell -- who usually plays with great symphony orchestras in fabulous concert halls. One day, he went down to the Washington metro station, opened up his violin case, and played for free (and the occasional tip thrown into the case of his million-dollar Stradivarius).
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Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 5, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Small Daily Painting 2014-011 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Color Mini 2015-010 - Oil on Canvas - 6 x 6 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn