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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