Some Great Feedback! And a Note on Encaustic Surfaces

Snippet of painting: "Tornado - Erie, KS - November 27, 2005" Encaustic on Masonite 10" x 8" © 2007 Marilyn Fenn

Snippet of painting:
“Tornado – Erie, KS – November 27, 2005”
Encaustic on Masonite
10″ x 8″
© 2007
Marilyn Fenn

Sometimes I feel like I ought to have those horrible flashing red and yellow banners on my art site, proclaiming the words that I sometimes get as compliments on my work. But I won’t, because it would be tasteless and annoying to do so. At the very least.

 

I will, however, mention a few of those words here:

Mesmerizing….

The luminosity in them is amazing.

Beautiful and terrifying….

Elegant(!)

The thing I will say about the encaustic paintings — the surface is gorgeous! Depending on the application of the paint, you can sometimes see down right through the colors. Also, they all look far better ‘in the paint’ than any digital image of them can possibly convey…

So go see them at the AVAA show, if you get a chance, or come to my studio for the next East Austin Studio Tour (mid-November). Unless they will be shown somewhere else before that, in which case, I will be sure to post about it here and on my website.

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John first glimpsed this pattern on a passing car, recalling: “I only saw it for a second, but knew immediately that I was going to use it. It had all the qualities that interest me—literalness, repetitiveness, an obsessive quality, order with dumbness, and the possibility of a complete lack of meaning.

— Jasper Johns
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