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One of My Favorite Encaustic Paintings

I am presently seeking out new territory in my paintings, and it’s too soon to show what I’m trying to learn now.  So, for your viewing pleasure today, here is one of my favorite paintings from my encaustic period (which lasted maybe 3-4 years, and may not yet be…

Transformations: The Struggle to Create

When I paint, I frequently have only a very vague idea or sometimes -- no idea at all -- of what I am searching for in the new work.  I start somewhere, and often, the finished piece is so far away from where it started, it's unrecognizable.  One of my favorite things about working this way is that I discover things -- such as shapes and images -- that I just couldn't invent.

New Tornado Painting: Tornado Two-Step

"Tornado Two-Step" | Encaustic on Baltic Birch | 10" x 10" x 2" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Tornado Painting: Tornado with Debris Cloud, version 1

"Tornado with Debris Cloud, version 1" | Encaustic | 10" x 10" | © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

New Tornado Paintings

I have completed two new tornado paintings; one was the one I started a few weeks ago while being interviewed for a Weather Channel segment about my tornado paintings.  It's changed a lot since it was filmed in progress (final version above; first version below).

Interview with the Weather Channel

I have some exciting news! I was interviewed last week by the Weather Channel. They plan to air a little feature on my paintings of tornadoes sometime in April at the start of tornado season, including footage of me starting a new tornado painting to demonstrate my process.

A Cool New Painting for Winter

"Jetsons' Holiday" | Encaustic on Baltic Birch | 10" x 10" x 1.75" deep | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- This is the second of my Organics series using encaustic.  

Kind of a Surprise: New Encaustic Piece

"Happy Together" | Encaustic and rice paper on Baltic birch | 10" x 10" x 1.75" deep | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn -- I started using encaustic paints in 2006. This one is just the first of my encaustic pieces for my new Organics series

Getting Excited About My Solo Exhibit!

In eight days, I will be greeting friends and fans at my solo show at Bay6 Gallery in East Austin. I am really looking forward to that moment! Getting ready for this has been an amazing process.  Doing all the necessary organizational stuff besides trying to paint every moment that I can for weeks and weeks and weeks, that is.

New Encaustic Painting: Green Sky

"Green Sky" | Encaustic and Collage on Panel | 10" x 10" | © 2009 Marilyn Fenn
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A sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.

— William Dobell

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Untitled 2015-020 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Discreet Investigation of Exuberance - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Easter Confection - Oil on canvas - 4 x 4 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Untitled (2015-007) - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn