I am presently seeking out new territory in my paintings, and it’s too soon to show what I’m trying to learn now. So, for your viewing pleasure today, here is one of my favorite paintings from my encaustic period (which lasted maybe 3-4 years and may not yet be over). This is the 4th in a series of 4 paintings of poppies – a very popular group of paintings.
While I’m working on some new studies that I’m not yet ready to show you, I thought I’d share one of my first abstract landscapes, from 2006, the year I decided to move away from representation. Not that I have been completely able to stay away from representation — in 2006-07, I did about 20 paintings of tornadoes and 5 of nuclear bombs, and in 2011, I did 17 still lifes of toys, and in 2012, some drawings of vines, and well…the need to represent just seems to pop up every now and again.
But that said, this was one of 2 paintings in this series, which miraculously almost, but still quite haven’t sold. They’re hanging in one of our bathrooms, so I still get to enjoy them daily. Oddly enough, 7 years later, I’m still trying to figure out how I want to paint abstractly. 🙂
And here’s the other one:
Both paintings can be seen (and purchased) at the bottom of this page: http://shop.marilynfenn.com/abstractions-2006-2010/
Some of my online art friends started posting on Fridays a Flashback to previous works. I found out about the Flashback Fridays from Steven LaRose, who in turn credits Carla Knopp for starting this movement, and adds Mary Addison Hackett as the next artist to join the ranks of Flashback Friday posters. Is anyone else doing this?