A Few More New Small Painting-Sketches

"Organics Sketch 17" Watercolor crayons on Stonehenge paper 8" x 8" © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

“Organics Sketch 17”
Watercolor crayons on Stonehenge paper
8″ x 8″
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

I have quite a few new paintings and sketches to post.  Today I’m posting some more small painting-sketches.  These could be considered studies for future larger works, but they are also (usually) little paintings or drawings in and of themselves.

The painting above is a further study into the basic organic forms I have been working with.

Organics Sketch 16

Organics Sketch 16
Acrylic and mixed media on Stonehenge paper
8″ x 8″
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

In the little painting above, I was exploring the compression of space through the use of closely related color values.

Organics Sketch 18

Organics Sketch 18a
Acrylic and watercolor pencil on Stonehenge paper
8″ x 8″
© 2010 Marilyn Fenn

OK, this last little sketch should perhaps be called “What the Heck Happened Here?”  I really couldn’t tell you; kind of went out on a limb; maybe fell off.  Still, I kind of like it, and as usual, it suggests a direction to further explore.

It also looks good, but different, upside down from the way I painted it (ah, the beauty of square paintings!):

Organics-Sketch 19b

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