The Pleiades: This Week’s Succession Painting

"Succession 01 #5-3 (The Pleiades)" Oil on Canvas 12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48" x 60") © 2008 Marilyn Fenn

“Succession 01 #5-3 (The Pleiades)”
Oil on Canvas
12″ x 12″ (part of 20-panel series, O.D. 48″ x 60″)
© 2008 Marilyn Fenn

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The way I have always understood it right from the start is basically there’s no such thing as a “professional” artist. There’s an artist who’s turned his endeavor into a vocation and that the real issue is to have historical ambition. And in a sense the way one could describe a historical ambition is that one would like to sit in the pantheon of the greats. Whether one does that or not is something else? But that’s the scale of the ambition.

— Malcolm Morley
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  • You should be an entertainment writer too. ;) Before I read the ‘unfinished’ statement I was thinking it’s ‘Under stated’ not a criticism just an option on style. I wondered if painting facial detail intimidated you ? Yet I believe you may have intended to add facial expression, although having none is a statement in itself. The tonal value overall is excellent and it almost reminds me of a more relaxed David Hockney. More fun, freer and there was me thinking the figure was wearing a baseball cap backwards. Well it was amusing to hear scholars debate your scarf. Too funny.
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Small Color Painting 2014-013 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn Untitled 2015-019 - Oil on Canvas - 8 x 8 - © 2015 Marilyn Fenn Composition Number 2, 2013 - Acrylic on panel - 8 x 10 - © 2013 Marilyn Fenn Small Color Painting 2014-014 - Oil painting by Marilyn Fenn