Finished This One Sunday

Well, it is essentially the same as when I first painted it, maybe a month ago, but I repainted the whole thing on Sunday, and made a few changes.

The colors on my monitor are not exact: the dark blues are purpler in person, and the fushias are redder and…

It’s Good to be Back in My Right Brain

Too much left brain lately, and I think I’ve done my last new website project for anyone else (pretty please, let it be so!).

My neighborhood website project is mostly done (well, are they ever really done?), so finally I can get back in the studio, finish #’s 1, 4,…

One of My Favorites in the New Series

…so far. Oh, wait, they’re all my favorites. 😉

But I do really like this one quite a bit. It started out horizontal with lots of red and blue and purple, but then I kept painting out what I’d painted in.

Learning to work with acrylic — what a medium!…

More Recent Work

Yikes! The intense focus on building a website for the neighborhood these past 3 weeks has totally interrupted my painting process, and even my posting process! I can’t seem to work in both sides of my brain too much on the same day. So web work negates painting. Must stop…

Something to Think About Regarding the “Art World”

I found a conversation online that, in some ways, echoes some of the conversations some of my artist friends have been having on Google+ for quite awhile, though at a level perhaps a bit beyond the dreams some of us have. Still, the blog post, and some of the comments…

Kelly O’Connor’s “Last Resort: Color Me

I tried to make to out to the West Austin Studio Tour this year, and unfortunately, this is as far as I got. One gallery, one show, and I had gone to this gallery for the specific purpose of buying a Catalog for WEST. So I figured, while we’re here,…

Change in Direction

Some of you may remember that about a month ago, I mentioned I was starting a new series that represents a slight (or maybe not so slight) change in direction.

I had found with the work I was trying to do that I was attempting to make new strides in…

Van Gogh’s color palette was brighter than we assume

Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom”

These blue walls were violet, and in more of a harmonious complementary color scheme than what we see here. But fugitive reds faded away, leaving violet walls blue and pink flowers white! Gah!

And according to this article, he was more methodical, and less deranged than…

What Does Paint Do?

Alan Gouk Laughing Torso, 2010-11 oil on canvas, 71 x 112 cm

I’m really enjoying the essays of Robin Greenwood.  This one awakened something in my brain that I think has been asleep since art school!  Not sure if I agree with it all, but it’s exciting (to…

Another Older Abstract: “Soaring”

This one is from 2009, when I decided to try acrylics again!  I did about ten 36″x36″ acrylic paintings in a couple of weeks, working furiously (which you have to do if you’re using acrylic, right?).  I was even using interactive paints, which can have the…

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Composition Number 8, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 12 x 9 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-019 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn