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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Maine Afternoon, woman on dock by ocean, lobster pot, lobster boat, fishing pier, contemporary figurative painter, female figuration


Maine Afternoon, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 20" x 20"
Edges painted black for hanging without frame
Figurative painting of woman sitting on lobster pot on dock in Maine
$600 plus $25 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I've spent many a glorious day sitting on a pier such as this in New England.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Figurative painting of woman, female figuration, contemporary figure painter, woman art, dancer in Tuscany, painting women


In The Moment, Figurative Painting of Woman, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24" x 24"
Edges 1 3/8" deep and painted black. Not For Sale noq
Email: marie@mariefox.com      Click image to view larger

I love the colors in this painting and a certain unfinished quality of the skin.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Figurative painting of woman dancer, figure painter, contemporary art of women, female figuration


DancerFigurative Painting of Woman, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
$400 plus $20 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I'm making a series of paintings of women with folded arms. There's something about the architecture of the arms and head that intrigues me. This painting is a study for a larger version that will have Matisse's Dance in the background rather than the window and small painting of a seated woman.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Figurative painting of woman at beach, sandcastle, ocean, contemporary figure painter, women art, female figuration, summer beach


Sandcastle, Figurative Painting of Woman at the Beach
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 20" x 24" edges painted black
$750 plus $35 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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This one was fun to do. She looks up from her book to watch as her magnificent sandcastle gives way to the waves. Chances are she'll build another one tomorrow.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Waterfall, woman bather in stream, figurative female, contemporary figure painter, bathing in river


The Waterfall, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD to a collector in Canada
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I love the mood of contentment in this painting.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Figurative painting of woman by sea, open window, female figuration, contemporary figure painter, face of woman


Woman by Open Window, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Study for larger painting. Not For Sale
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There's something about the angles of the arms, the open window and pensive expression that pleases me and makes me want to explore the image in a larger size.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Head of woman, female portrait drawing chalk charcoal, figuration, figurative art face, figure painter


Drawing - Head of Woman -4, Pencil and chalk on gray toned paper, 12" x 16"

$100 plus $10 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Woman's head, female portrait drawing, chalk charcoal pencil face, figurative artist, figuration art



Drawing - Head of Woman -3, Pencil and chalk on gray-blue toned paper, 12" x 16" SOLD
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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Another drawing done in an art class.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Woman's head, female portrait drawing, pencil chalk, figurative art, figuration


Drawing - Head of Woman -2, Pencil and chalk on beige-gold toned paper, 12" x 16"
$100 plus $10 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I've been playing around with drawing faces. I find it a peaceful thing to do, as opposed to painting the figure which is thrilling and difficult.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Figurative original painting of seated woman, figuration, figure female, contemporary figurative artist



























Figurative Painting of Woman on Bench, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
$125 plus $10 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I enjoyed creating a big woman in a very small canvas.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Figurative nude woman painting, female nudes, figuration, three women art, contemporary figure painter,



























In Balance Together, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 24" x 24"
$900 plus $20 shipping in US. International rates available
Email: marie@mariefox.com
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Figurative female painting, figure study of seated woman, contemporary figure painter, figuration


Seated Blonde, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"    SOLD to a collector in Germany
$100 plus $8 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Figurative painting of woman, figure study, blonde female, contemporary figure painter


Thoughtful, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Study for larger painting. Not for sale.
Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I love the pose and the sturdiness of the figure.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Figurative painting of woman dancer, ballet, stars, figure study, figuration, woman art


Stars, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" Not For Sale
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This is a study for a larger painting. I'm surprised that it looks so simple yet was difficult to get to, so to speak.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Figurative study of woman, figure study, figuration, woman art, contemporary figure painter


Blue Eyes, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" Not for Sale
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I made this as a study for a larger painting. She's strange but pretty in her own way. Slightly abstract.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Figurative painting of woman in bikini at beach ocean, figuration, sailboat, contemporary figure painter


Red Bikini, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"   SOLD
$300 plus $10 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax.
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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I love the blue polka dots on the orange beach towel. This last minute addition of pattern seems to pop her body forward.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Figurative painting of woman at beach, ocean, figuration, figure study, woman art, California artist


The Red Hat, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 20" x 16"
$400 plus $15 shipping in US. CA residents, please add 7.5% sales tax. SOLD to a collector in Germany
International shipping available. Email: marie@mariefox.com
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This painting was originally horizontal and depicted a woman lying on the beach. It didn't work so I turned it sideways to shake loose a possibility. The legs are virtually unchanged but everything else is new. I love this kind of playful discovery.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Figurative painting of woman, contemporary figure painter, female figuration, The Thorn by Marie Fox



Beach Rose, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 36" x 24"
$1200 plus $30 shipping. Email: marie@mariefox.com

In its earlier version, this painting's subject matter was a woman stopping to check her foot for a thorn from a beach rose. I loved these plants that grew close to the salt marshes near my New England childhood home. After changing the painting's design, the title 'Beach Rose' seemed

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Figurative painting of woman at beach, figuration, contemporary figure painter, female by ocean



Study for The Beach Chair, Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Questions? Please write marie@mariefox.com     Not For Sale

This small painting is a study for a larger version. I'm pleased with the simplicity of the design and hope it works bigger.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nude female figure painting M Fox original woman figuration, contemporary Expressionism



Figurative Painting of Nude Woman #14, Acrylic on Canvas 12" x 12"
Contemporary Realist Painter of the Female Nude Figure   SOLD

Questions? Please write marie@mariefox.com

I'm continuing with my female nudes in a 12x12 or 11x14 format. I'm amazed at what I'm discovering in the process. 


Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Nude Figurative Painting of Woman, contemporary realism, Figure Study by M Fox, figuration
























Figurative Painting of Nude Woman #7, Acrylic on Canvas Board, 11" x 14"
Questions? Please write marie@mariefox.com  SOLD  $225
Email comment: She's beautiful and your work is evolving so rapidly and in such a sophisticated and talented way! Louise


$10 Priority Mail shipping in US. International rates available.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nude figure study painting of woman, figurative painter, contemporary realism, classic nude
























Figurative Painting of Nude Woman #6, acrylic
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I love the colors of this painting combined with the scratching through paint to the black surface.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Figurative painting by Marie Fox, woman at theatre, figuration, figure painter, actress with script























Between Acts, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24" SOLD
$1000 plus $30 shipping in US
Figurative painting of actress at the theater holding a script
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An actress reviews her lines between scenes at the theater. After I roughed in the figure, I added some shapes in the background which came to suggest theater props. So her dress became a costume and a script appeared in her hand.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Figurative painting by Marie Fox, contemporary figure painter, woman, sailboat and ocean figuration


Sails In The Sunset, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 16"
Figurative painting of a woman and a sailboat on the ocean.
Price $500 plus $25 shipping in US.      SOLD
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I loved this cross-armed pose and eventually created a setting I found a bit mysterious. I'm pleased with the color combination and the sense of dusk.




Friday, January 18, 2013

Santa Monica Pier, Figurative Paintings of Women by California Contemporary Artist Marie Fox,























Ferris Wheel, 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas  SOLD
Figurative Acrylic Painting of A Woman
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This is an imaginary view of the Ferris Wheel on the Santa Monica Pier. The circle began as an abstraction but with touches of color came to suggest this amusement park over the Pacific. I'm happy with the shapes of the woman and chair as well as the overall composition. A completed painting always surprises me in that I discover new bits that I really like.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Figurative oil painting, sleeping woman figuration, contemporary figure painter




















The Dream, oil on canvas, 24" x 30" Not for Sale
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I like the effect of painting on a black surface and outlining the figure with orange. She's wonderfully too big for the sofa yet comfortable enough to get into a good sleep. I'm eager to explore these painting techniques further.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Woman figurative oil painting in oil, contemporary figure paiinter, beach ocean























Beach Girl, 11 x 14, oil on canvas
$300 plus $10 insurance/shipping in US
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A fun experiment drawing with orange on a black background.
Here's my recent interview for Contemporary Fine Arts International.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Figurative oil painting woman seated red dress, figure painter

Red Slip, oil on canvas, 8" x 10" 
SOLD to a collector in Germany
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This tiny painting has big color. I like the figure in that she's not too realistic.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Moon Flower, figurative oil painting, figuration, women in art, figure painters, contemporary figurative painter


 
























Moon Flower, 14" x 11", oil on canvas
 SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts
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In this painting I drew with oil pastels to build up the forms. I love the rhythm of the lines.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Matisse Dancers & Rose, figurative oil painting, still life flower, figuration, dancing women

Matisse Dancers and Rose, oil on canvas, 14" x 11"
$350 plus $15 insurance/shipping    SOLD to a collector in London
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I enjoyed incorporating Matisse's painting of dancers into this still life of a rose. The movement of the figures seems to work well with the bowl and flower.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Autumn, figurative oil painting, figuration, figure painter, woman in art

Autumn, 20" x 16", oil on canvas
$495 plus $20 insurance/shipping  SOLD to a collector in Virginia
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I love the process of drawing so here I drew over the brushed oil paint with oil pastels. It's a very messy process but exciting. When I first posted this painting the woman was sitting beside what appeared to be a large fireplace. The window makes a bit more 'sense' - whatever that might be within an imagined world.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sun Lotion, figurative painting, figuration, woman on beach, women art, contemporary figure painters

Sun Lotion, 11" x 14", acrylic on canvas
$295 plus $10 insurance/shipping in US
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The colors were a struggle on this one but now they work well to suggest a sizzling summer day. Time to slather on the sun lotion.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daydreams, acrylic on canvas, contemporary figurative painter, figuration, art of women, sleeping woman

Daydreams, 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas
$495 plus $20 insurance/shipping  SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

Here's a second version of an earlier painting. I always loved the pose but could get the other elements of color, detail and composition to work. Now she has weight and really seems to asleep.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My Art Donation to Aid 'Sandy' Victims, figurative original painting, women art, beach,

























Bid on This Painting and 100% of Winning Bid goes to the New York City Mayor's Fund to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy! Starting Bid: $25  SOLD to a collector in Sweden for $241. Thank you to all who bid on my painting!
 
To see all artwork donated at Daily Paintworks, click here: Art Donations

Time to Go, 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas
Email: marie@mariefox.com


Thursday, September 27, 2012

HairDo, figurative painting, figuration, figure painter


HairDo, oil on canvas, 6" x 6" Not For Sale
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I drew this while looking in the mirror and imagining myself as a blond.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Book, figurative acrylic painting, figuration, contemporary figure painters, woman, nude



















The Book, 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas
$190 plus $10 insurance/shipping in US  SOLD to a collector in North Carolina

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A fun experiment with layers of acrylic.

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Shell, figurative oil painting, figuration, contemporary figure painter, woman, beach























The Shell, 8" x 10", oil on canvas, $190 plus $10 insurance/shipping
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)
SOLD to a collector in Germany

The dark background over which I created the figure suggested night, so here she is at the beach as the sun sets - or the moon rises.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Girl, figurative oil painting, contemporary figure painters, woman, 20x20























Seated Girl, 20" x 20", acrylic/oil on canvas, Not For Sale
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

This one was an experiment that pleases me. I love drawing and have wanted to combine a linear figure with an abstract background. The colors of the background become those of the figure, linking the two. I'm eager to do more in this vein.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wave, figurative acrylic painting, figure painter, woman, beach, figuration























Waves. 24" x 18", acrylic/oil on canvas
SOLD to a collector in Florida
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

This painting reveals that I do indeed love color. It's fun to alternate between brightly colorful and almost monochromatic paintings. Each creates its own mood.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sailboat, figurative oil painting, figure art, woman, beach, contemporary figurative painter, ocean























Sailboat, oil on canvas, 12" x 12" Not for Sale
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Here's a little study in oil for a larger version.

Friday, August 17, 2012

On The Dock, figurative painting, figure in art, contemporary figurative artist, woman, paintings of women, colorful figuration























On The Dock, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18"
SOLD to a collector in Vermont

Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

In the first version of this painting, posted months ago, the background was simply an ocean extending back to the horizon line. Although I liked the figure, dock and slightly out-of-perspective red towel, something about the composition unsettled me. The woman is obviously the subject matter of this painting but the empty background somehow diminished her importance. I was pleased to find that by intensifying the color of the water and adding a far shore and red sailboat, she popped to life. And there's now a hint of story.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Reverie, figurative acrylic painting, woman, moon, contemporary figurative art, figuration, modern figure painter



















Reverie, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30"
SOLD to a collector in Connecticut
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

There are about six versions underneath the current painting. The woman lounging in her chair was always present, as were the moon and water. But the arms and legs have assumed various poses over time and the background rearranged itself and the colors shifted. Finally I'm happy with the pose and mood. The scene is no longer cute (moon peeking in window) - which had been the main source of my dissatisfaction.

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Nap, figurative painting of woman at beach, sailboats, figure painter, figuration



















The Nap, 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas
$1200 plus $25 insurance/shipping  SOLD
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This painting was fun because it happened easily. Most do not. Here again is the theme I'm often drawn to of women, water and sailboats.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Daydreaming, figurative painting, figure drawing, contemporary figure painters, woman, figuration




















Daydreaming, image: 5" x 6", mixed media on watercolor paper
$90 plus $5 shipping US  SOLD
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Another little drawing/painting using pastel, pencil and watercolor. Paper is white, not gray as in photo.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Woman in Window, figurative drawing, figure painting, woman, figuration
























Woman in Window, 5 1/4" x 6 1/4" image, mixed media on paper
$90 plus $5 shipping in US SOLD to a collector in Maine
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

This is the first of some small drawings/paintings on watercolor paper using various media including pencil, ink, pastel and acrylic which has been fixed with acrylic spray varnish. The size is odd because I just started drawing on a slightly bluish paper. This one was really fun.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Yellow Hair, figurative painting, figure in art, contemporary figure painter, woman on beach, sailboat



















Yellow Hair, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10" $190 plus shipping
SOLD to a collector in Germany
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

Another experiment. Trying to paint looser but keeping strong lines.

Friday, June 8, 2012

woman on beach, contemporary figure painter, modern figurative art, female figure, figuration, rowboat,























Day To Herself, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
SOLD to a collector in CanadaEmail: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

I can never predict which emotions a painted face will reveal, what it's expression will be. This woman seemed in a contemplative mood so the story I imagined was that she had rowed to a secret spot of sand to find some solitude.

Figurative painting, contemporary figure painter, women art, Marie Fox, figuration

Have a question? Please write me: marie@mariefox.com