New Work: Alien Paintings

"Alien Garden" Watercolor crayons on paper 9" x 12" © 2009 Marilyn Fenn
“Alien Garden” Watercolor crayons on paper 9″ x 12″ © 2009 Marilyn Fenn
Five new paintings

Most of my paintings over the past 6 or 7 months are starting to look sort of alien to me.  I don’t know where these images are coming from.   I sit down to draw or paint with the intention of really developing my own vocabulary of shapes, forms, and compositions.  When I approach my easel, I’m really just considering the basic elements of a good painting.  Invariably, a circle — usually an orange one — works its way into the composition.   Many times there are lots of circles  — one of my recent works is nothing but orange circles and spheres.

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