True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Originally published by Charles van Heck on the Woodhull Arts Journal, Whitman Pond, 08/21/2012
The Exploration of Art and Design; Shapes, Color, Lines, and Composition: An Interview with Marilyn Fenn
The 4th Annual GROW Forth! art exhibition and fund-raiser for Urban Patchwork was a great success and a lot of fun last night. I had four pieces that found new homes. :) Thanks to everyone who came out, to everyone who helped with the preparations, the event, the setup and breakdown, and thanks especially to Anne Woods for her masterful organizing of this amazing one-night event!
It's been at least a decade since I painted any representational still life paintings. I recently found myself wanting to work perceptually again, only this time in a looser, more painterly way. Here are the first three perceptual still life paintings I've done this century: Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star and Squidward Tentacles.
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.