More New Color Studies in Oil

Small Color Painting 2014-012
Oil on canvas
4″ x 4″
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

Less flowy than the large painting I finished last night(!), I’m really grooving on these little color studies in oil. I did a couple last night; they are probably a little stiff, but there will be many more to come, I’m sure! Looking forward to seeing where all these experiments land me.

Every Painting Takes on a Life of its Own

Flame Kiss
Oil on canvas
24″ x 24″
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

This one started out as an attempt to reproduce at a larger scale a small acrylic from last summer…and it wasn’t working. I began to rework it in oil at the beginning of this year, and maybe it’s done now…not sure. I need to live with it for a bit and see what else, if anything, needs to happen.

Here is the painting as it was yesterday:

Flame Kiss, v1 – oil painting by Marilyn Fenn

Here is the small painting it was modeled on (quite a change, huh?):

“Composition Number 6, 2013,” Acrylic on panel, 8″ x 8″, © 2013 Marilyn Fenn

A Fun Experimental Painting

Small Daily Painting 2014-011
Oil on Masonite panel
10″ x 8″
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

In between working on my series of color minis and larger works, I’m repainting some old failed works. This was one of my early experiments in acrylic, but is now more delightfully covered in oil paint; it has more or less the same color palette as the original, but the imagery is quite different! You can see the old intentionally scraped and gouged texture under the oils. Kind of fun, no?

Yesterday’s Painting

Small Color Painting 2014-007 Oil on canvas 6″ x 6″ © 2014 Marilyn Fenn

I do have an overall plan for this little body of work, but I never know really where each painting will go, once I get going. Which is, of course, part of the fun of the process.

I do particularly like this one, even if it is a bit blocky. Thinking of the word “fresh” when choosing a palette.

Yesterday’s Daily Painting, Complete with Moth-wing

Color Mini 2014-003
Oil on canvas
6″ x 6″
© 2014 Marilyn Fenn

This was sort of a throw-away, trying to use up the mixed paint on my palette from another painting I’m working on this week, and painted on an old unsuccessful canvas from last year, scraped and sanded down. Complete with a bit of moth-wing at around 3 o’clock, 2 inches in.