Start of a New Series: “Fragments”

"Fragments 001" Oil on canvas 5" x 7" © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

“Fragments 001”
Oil on canvas
5″ x 7″
© 2013 Marilyn Fenn

This year (so far), I am experimenting with lots of ways of finding images and lots of ways of painting them.

This is the first of my “Fragments” series — favorite snippets from larger works repainted on smaller canvases.  I think I prefer this in the horizontal orientation.  They look like snuggling friends to me (I see lots of characters in my abstract paintings.  Do you?).  What I was exploring here was painting in very thick paint over previous layers of thick paint in different colors.  I still like it better in the larger painting this was drawn from (“Comin’ Through!” – http://marilynfenn.com/art/abstract/?titleid=490), as I think some even cooler brush accidents happened in that one, but this one is sweet, too.

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The majority of artists do not paint for their audience. They paint what inspires them at the moment, with the hope that someone will enjoy viewing the art as much as they enjoyed creating it.

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