color studies

Falling and Recovery

Color Mini 2014-016 Oil on canvas 4″ x 4″ © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I was never satisfied with the initial version of this painting, so I worked on it a bit last night.  I decided I very much liked the sense of stacked and possibly falling boxes on the…

It Feels Great to Be Back in The Studio Again

“Color Mini 2014-026” Oil on gallery-wrapped canvas 6″ x 6″ © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

It is taking me a while to get back in the groove, though. Worked on 3 paintings Monday night, with no resolution on any of them. Did this one last night, though I am considering some…

Color Minis

I've added a new page on my main art site for my color mini paintings: http://marilynfenn.com/color-minis/ I will be adding more paintings as they dry, of course.

Tonight’s New Mini Painting

"Color Mini 2014-023" Oil on canvas 4" x 4" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I like it.

Last Night’s Mini-Painting; Thick Paint with Palette Knife

“Color Mini 2014-022″ Oil on canvas 4″ x 4” © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Last night’s mini-painting. I’ve started most of the rest of these mini-paintings with a small composition sketch (which invariably is only a starting place and gets changed along the way), but I wiped out the sketch for…

Strange Day in the Studio

"Color Mini 2014-021" Oil on canvas 4" x 4" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

One more from last night. Hmmm. I did four of these yesterday, and I'm just not sure about any of them. Not sure yet, anyway. :|

Another Mini Painting from Last Night

"Color Mini 2014-019" Oil on canvas 4" x 4" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Here's another, a bit tamer than the last one.

This One’s a Little Goofy

"Color Mini 2014-018" Oil on canvas 4" x 4" © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

But cute.

The Non-Conformist

“Color Mini 2014-017″ Oil on canvas 4″ x 4” © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Here’s last night’s little painting. This one could be called “The Non-Conformist,” as I used just 3 hues of red + white to make this, but as you can see, a little blue snuck itself into one square.

 

New, But Am I Done?

Color Mini 2014-016 Oil on canvas 4″ x 4″ © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I don’t think so.  I made some very small changes, and I like it better now, but it still doesn’t seem quite right.

Last one for today. Four (or was it 3?) paintings today, and two…

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The problem with art today: the artist believes he must find a style (or a schtick really) and defend it with his life. And if all the schticks are already taken, he must pull one out of his ass. He must find one, invent one, fabricate one, for he can be nothing if he cannot be original.

— Eddie Campbell

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Flame Kiss - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-006) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-007) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-023 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn