Recent Sketches and Small Paintings

"Resting" Watercolor crayon on canvas paper 6" x 6" © 2009 Marilyn Fenn
“Resting” Watercolor crayon on canvas paper 6″ x 6″ © 2009 Marilyn Fenn

Here is a sample of some of the small sketches and paintings I have been playing with over the past couple of months.  Most of them are 6″x6″; some are oil crayons or water-soluble pencil on paper or canvas paper; some are acrylic on canvas paper; some are oil on canvas.  I consider one or two of these to be completed works; most of them are just stretching my fingers and my imagination; who knows where this exploration will lead?

Painting on the Train…in Vain!

“Painting on the Train...in Vain” acrylic on canvas paper, mounted on masonite 6″ x 6″ © 2008 Marilyn Fenn
“Painting on the Train…in Vain” acrylic on canvas paper mounted on masonite 6″ x 6″ © 2008 Marilyn Fenn

We took the train to LA and back last week, and I brought some small art supplies and tried doing a few tiny paintings on the train.

Nothing much great happened, painting-wise.  Ostensibly, one could say I painted 5 little paintings on the lurching train, but I wasn’t happy with anything I did there.

So, I am reworking them, one by one.  This is the first one I completed since returning home.