watercolor pencils

New Work on Paper: Woolgathering

"Woolgathering" | Watercolor media on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 5.75" x 6" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- I had a lot of fun with this one. Stayed up all night working on it, and then worked on it some more. It's surprising how long these little paintings take, but also quite enjoyable.

New Work on Paper: The Caterpillar’s Lair

"The Caterpillar's Lair" | Watercolor media on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 6" x 5.75" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- Here is another small work on paper. A bit fanciful, plus I was introducing a dark background, which is a bit unusual for my work. Just trying stuff. :)

New Work on Paper: Hippie Nouveau

"Hippie Nouveau" | Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper | 6" x 6" | © 2013 Marilyn Fenn -- So far this year, I've been working on some small studies for larger works. I may post the studies when the larger works are done, but that could be awhile. In the meantime, here is a small watercolor pencil painting on paper I did the other day. I started from the point of continuing my thoughts/impressions of Bontecou, but decided to aim for a simpler design and a slightly subdued (for me) palette. I love how this piece turned out!

Another New Organics Painting: Organic Sketch 26

"Organics Sketch 26" | Watercolor pencils on Stonehenge paper | 8" x 8" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This time, I interwove the layers. I love how it turned out!

New Painting: Organics Sketch 25

"Organics Sketch 25" | Watercolor pencils on Stonehenge paper | 8" x 8" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- My twenty-fifth sketch in this series! Two layers of web in this one, plus a ribbon with balls. I love the colors!

New Painting: Organics Sketch 24

"Organics Sketch 24" | Watercolor pencils on Stonehenge paper | 7.5" x 7.5" | © 2011 Marilyn Fenn -- This is another painting in which the web may look like many layers, but is all one piece.

Art is not a skill contest, nor an innovation contest. Art is an honesty contest. If we can be precisely who we are, in the most intimate and candid and courageous way, we will start to connect to the universal. Our job as artists is to become powerfully personal in our work, and if we touch the source, the most central wound, the deepest of wells, then we actually touch the universal.

— Ran Ortner, June 2012

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Gallery of Recent Paintings

Discreet Investigation of Exuberance - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Our City - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Squeezebox Oil on Canvas 12 x 12 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 3, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 9 x 12 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn