New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-006

Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-006, Ink and watercolor pencils on 100lb. Raffine sketch paper, 6" x 5.75", © 2012 Marilyn Fenn
“Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-006” Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

Here is the second of my latest works for the series Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings (inspired by the sculptures of Lee Bontecou).

It is available for sale in my shop on the Works on Paper page.

New Painting: Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-005

"Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-005" Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn
“Not-So-Daily Painting 2012-005” Ink and watercolor pencils on heavy Raffine sketch paper 6″ x 5.75″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

Last week, I resumed working on my Not-So-Daily Paintings/Drawings series, and also the work inspired by the sculptures of Lee Bontecou.  Here’s the first one from last week.  I’ll be posting more for the next several days.  If you’re intrigued and want to see the rest, you can view them on my art site on the Works on Paper page.

*This painting has sold.

New Painting: Mo Teef

"Mo Teef" Oil on canvas 12" x 12" © 2012 Marilyn Fenn
“Mo Teef” Oil on canvas 12″ x 12″ © 2012 Marilyn Fenn

There’s a barbeque joint in downtown Austin called House Park Bar-B-Q whose motto is “Needs no teef to eat my beef.”  This title is a play on that motto, and also refers back to my last painting.  Hope you like!

“For the Love of Art” Exhibition at Austin Art Space

Love Of Art evite

I will be the guest artist at Austin Art Space during the “For the Love of Art” exhibition, which will be on view for most of the month of February.  🙂  I will be showing ten of my latest abstract paintings—all new work that has been created since late last fall.

I invite you to come out for the opening.  I will be there on Feb. 9th, 6-8pm, Austin Art Space.  If you’d like to meet me there during gallery hours on another day, just let me know.

 

 

New Painting: The Woobie Offers Up Advice

"The Woobie Offers Up Advice" Oil on Canvas 16" x 12" © 2011 Marilyn Fenn
“The Woobie Offers Up Advice” Oil on Canvas 16″ x 12″ © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

I did this painting a few weeks ago, right after my first white rabbit painting, “The Woobie Contemplates Revenge.”  From a strictly artistic point of view, I was interested in continuing painting white on white and seeing what I could do with that.  I particularly like how fuzzy his fuzzy legs appear in the final work.  There’s more to this painting than just that, though.  I hope you can appreciate it.  We live in interesting times…

New Painting: The Woobie Contemplates Revenge

"The Woobie Contemplates Revenge" Oil on canvas 10" x 10" © 2011 Marilyn Fenn
“The Woobie Contemplates Revenge” Oil on canvas 10″ x 10″ © 2011 Marilyn Fenn

Painting white things is really fun and challenging.  For this painting, I placed a white rabbit stuffed animal in a white box and lit it from two sides: one a warm light, which casts a cool shadow, and one a cool light, which casts a warm shadow.  So in this white on white painting, the colors come mostly from the shadows cast by the lights.

I enjoyed this challenge so much, that I’m planning more work featuring “The Woobie,” as well as more white on white paintings.  Luckily, the Woobie has a little family, so they could keep me busy for a while.

Seven New Paintings (to be shown at EAST)

"Be Bop a Re Bop" Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12" © 2010 Marilyn Fenn
“Be Bop a Re Bop” Acrylic on Canvas 12″ x 12″ © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

I haven’t posted much new work so far this year (!), but here are seven of my most recent paintings on canvas (on 1.5″ gallery-wrap canvas, with painted edges, to be exact).

The first one, “Be Bop a Re Bop,” was probably done in April. I painted out everything that didn’t belong.

Running Pops
Running Pops, Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 24″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

The second painting shown here was even more of an exploration of painting materials and techniques, and the painting came before the title (which is almost always the way I work). The title for it, “Running Pops,” was inspired by a wild type of passion flower that volunteered in our backyard this summer; a flower that grew like crazy over other plants. Hanging from the vines were dozens of wonderful little round buds that eventually became either flowers or red fruit, and they look a lot like these shapes.

Your Molecular Structure is Looking Mighty Fine Today
Your Molecular Structure is Looking Mighty Fine Today, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn
Whazzup
Whazzup?, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

This painting is still in progress, though it is unlikely to change dramatically.

A Hole in the Web
A Hole in the Web, Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

This painting is also still in progress; it now has a new title.

Luminous Future
Luminous Future, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

Now with a new title, I love what’s happening in this space.

Because Somebody Has to be Fabulous!
Because Somebody Has to be Fabulous!, Oil on canvas, 20″ x 20″, © 2010 Marilyn Fenn

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I still have a few more in progress. If I finish them in time, I’ll have them with me at EAST over the next 2 weekends, as well as nearly 40-50 small paintings and works on paper. Join me and nine other Cherrywood artists at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd. Sat & Sun, 11am – 6pm. The Vortex is also planning lots of fun events for children and adults. Check out the schedule, map, etc. on the Vortex website.