New Painting: “You Are Here”

"You Are Here" | Watercolor on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 5.75" x 6" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

Ear Worms – We Will Not Let You Go (Let Me Go)

"Ear Worms - We Will Not Let You Go (Let Me Go)" | Watercolor pencils on 100 lb. Raffine paper | 6" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- After the crazy looseness and unpredictability of the Fraccidental series, my fingers itched for a bit of tightness, and this is what happened. Named after the earworm running through my head during the entire creation of this piece

Fraccidental Painting Series

"Fraccidental Painting 010" | Watercolor and ink on watercolor paper | 7" x 5" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- A few weeks ago, I started 3 new series of very small works on paper.  The first series I'm calling "Fraccidental Paintings."  Well, they're not really the first in this series, because I did about 4 of these in 2011 (the first 4 in the slideshow below).

New Painting: “Comin’ Through!”

For today’s FirstFridayArtWalk over on Google+, here is the first oil painting I’ve completed this year that I’m happy with.  🙂

It’s also my first attempt to interpret my recent watercolor mini-painting series into an oil painting, and I’ve pushed myself in several other ways with this…

My Ten Most Influential Works of Art

Earlier today on Google+, a friend posted Ten works of art that changed his life, and asked others for their top ten.  They had to be works you’ve seen in person, not online or in a book.

Well, even though I knew I wanted to be…

Sold – Another Enchanted Rock Print

This framed print of Enchanted Rock just sold to a couple who recently got engaged there.  Enchanted Rock is a magical place, the largest pink granite monadnock in the United States, and has a history of human visitation going back at least 11,000 years.

There are numerous…

One More New Painting: Yabbadabbadabacus!

Yabbadabbadabacus! | Watercolor on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 5.75″ x 6″ | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- I started 3 more small sketches for watercolor paintings in the last day or two, erased one of them, ignored the second and painted only this one. This didn't turn out quite the way I envisioned, but I like it anyway, and it is inspiring a new set of oil paintings that I hope will be rather successful, but we'll all have to wait and see on that. :)

Another New Work on Paper: Octopus’s Garden

“Octopus’s Garden” | Watercolor on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 6″ x 5.75″ | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- Here's another new one this week continuing in the sort of hippie theme. :) I feel like I'm on a roll, and it feels great!

New Work on Paper: Woolgathering

"Woolgathering" | Watercolor media on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 5.75" x 6" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- I had a lot of fun with this one. Stayed up all night working on it, and then worked on it some more. It's surprising how long these little paintings take, but also quite enjoyable.

New Work on Paper: The Caterpillar’s Lair

"The Caterpillar's Lair" | Watercolor media on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 6" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- Here is another small work on paper. A bit fanciful, plus I was introducing a dark background, which is a bit unusual for my work. Just trying stuff. :)
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Composition Number 9, 2013 - Acrylic on panel -  9 x 12 -  © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-024 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-012 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-023 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn