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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Spanish Dancer: 18" x 24" oil painting, colorful tile on linen napkin, green apple

oil painting, colorful tile on linen napkin, green apple
Oil on canvas, 18" x 24"
My Email: marie@mariefox.com
SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts

Finally I tried a bigger canvas than my usual 6" x 6" and 8" x 10" ones. It was somewhat intimidating to set a large blank canvas on my easel. But by the time I'd finished setting up the scene I was eager to paint. I'm happy for the hours spent on this painting. However my camera did not quite catch the colors of the completed painting. Isn't that often the story? We struggle to create just the perfect color relationships which are then often lost in the photo or the upload to the blog. Anyway, off to find another big canvas.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Green Apple & Red Napkin: Small square daily oil painting of fruit, green and red

Green Apple & Red Napkin: Small square daily oil painting of fruit, green and red
Oil on Canvas, 8" x 8"
$100 plus Priority Shipping $7.95
Email: marie@mariefox.com

I loved trying to capture the sense of the apple within the folds of the red napkin. I'm happy with the composition and colors here. The actual painted colors seem brighter than my photo. With all the differences between monitors and computers, it's difficult to get colors just right in a photo.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Tube of Orange Oil Paint


Oil on Canvas, 6" x 6"
$120 plus Priority Mail shipping of $7.95 SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Often I rush into a painting just to see something on the canvas. Naturally, I'm not often pleased with the results. This time I decided to draw the subject first on the canvas. I love drawing and it helps me with seeing the bones of the subject - in this case, a tube of oil paint. I'm happy with this little painting because although it's very realistic, I spent a lot of time considering the abstract aspects of the still life. And the colors turned out nicely.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Dance Class


Drawing on paper, collage 16" x 20" - SOLD to a collector in Vermont
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Dance Class is a drawing-collage I created a few years ago in response to a class assignment requiring multiple figures in a single composition. Since I had no models, I imagined and drew dancers in a mirrored studio. Before starting the drawing, I ripped up newsprint and glued it randomly on Bristol board to create a surface irregularity. I then drew the imagined figures in a box-like space (opened visually by the mirror) using graphite, color pencil and watercolor. My drawing of the dancers was kind of clunky, but I like the texture of this piece, its lack of sharp clarity and its sense of jumbled parts.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dreaming and Drawing

Drawing of Craig Portman on the Strand, Manhattan Beach, pictured twice
Drawing on paper, 16" x 20"
Email: marie@mariefox.com

I've been thinking about what it is I feel passionate about that makes me want to paint or draw. In my last post, I mentioned that pears remind me of my interest in human figures. So I thought I'd post this drawing I did several years ago in a class. The assignment was simply "twins". I had no clue how I was going to fulfill the assigned task so I simply started drawing my friend as he himself was drawing. A while later, he lay down on the couch for a nap...and the idea of twins came to me - of consciousness and unconsciousness, the conscious and subconscious, dreaming and waking. What I like best is the link between dreaming and creativity, the incubation of an idea versus its creation or execution. I know I've had some of my best artistic ideas while in that state just before awaking. In the drawing, I emphasized the diagonal line between the sleeping-dreaming head along the arm to the hand that is drawing. I love it when these wonderful juxtapositions happen!

Besides the "twins" content of the drawing, I like the subject of the human form. If only I could find someone to model for me....other than a pear!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Lemon In A Blue Envelope


Oil on Canvas, 6" x 6"
$100 plus Shipping of $7.95 via priority mail
Email: marie@mariefox.com
I can't imagine what this lemon was thinking when it tried to hide in this too-small envelope. What appealed to me about these two objects was the smooth, spherical nature of the fruit in contrast to the creased old envelope with its purple stamp. The contrast-pull of the complementary colors of stamp and lemon caught my eye too. There's something about the paper wrapping the fruit that I find oddly appealing. Anyway, I find this still life playful...and it was fun to paint.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Single Pear on Red


Oil on Canvasboard, 7" x 5"
$80 plus Priority Mail Shipping of $7.95
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At last I'm painting again, although I'm now 3000 miles away from my home studio. But pears, paints and canvas grow everywhere!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Three Olives on Blue. 12 x 12


Oil on Linen, 12" x 12"
$180 plus $12.95 shipping via insured Priority Mail SOLD
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Email: marie@mariefox.com

Here's another set of three olives. Same models, but with a different color scheme. It's fun working with the same subject matter. Repetition makes me try to see the olives differently each time.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Three Olives on Pink




Oil on Linen, 12" x 12"
$245 plus $12.95 shipping via insured Priority Mail
SOLD to a collector in California

I've taken up painting olives again, but this time they're bigger than life-size. I've always loved painting larger than life because changing scale makes me see the object differently. Also when things are larger, I can explore them as abstractions rather than precious little objects. Hmmm, guess I should just keep painting and see what happens. Sometimes it's difficult to talk about art. Best to just make more of it.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Copper, Apple and Book



Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$100 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail SOLD
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lemon Slices on Napkin: fruit still life, kitchen art, lemons, wedges on linen napkin

Lemon Slices on Napkin: fruit still life, kitchen art, lemons, wedges on linen napkin

Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$100 plus $7.95 shipping via Priority Mail
Email: marie@mariefox.com
More fruit slices, this time sitting on a linen napkin I bought long ago because I liked the little holes where threads have been drawn out. This painting pairs nicely with the limes on a book. Just perfect for a kitchen!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Three Limes and Book
























Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$75 plus $10 shipping via Priority Mail SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com
I love the shapes of these lime wedges and the book creates some nice diagonals.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Three Apple Slices
























Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com
Apple slices are always fun to paint. They're like little boats scooting about on a lake. Hmm, I must be thinking about summer.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Egg on Open Book



Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" - SOLD
$130 plus $7.95 shipping via Priority Mail

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Silver Jar and Rose





Oil on Linen, 12" x 12"
$340 plus $9.95 shipping via Priority Mail SOLD to a collector in Hawaii
Email: marie@mariefox.com



Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Red roses & Letters: square oil painting 12 x 12 flowers in cream pitcher, desk still life reds and blues

Red roses & Letters: square oil painting 12 x 12 flowers in cream pitcher, desk still life reds and blues Marie Fox


Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12"
$275 plus $9.95 shipping via Priority Mail  SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com
I'm currently intrigued by flat shapes such as postcards and letters leading the eye into the painting. The colors feel new to me...which pleases me. I like the darkness of this painting whose objects are lighted from the back. And the roses seem to add just the right amount of intense color and focus.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Rose, Lime & Card, 9 x 11 still life original oil painting fruit flower saucer, home decor daily painting

























Oil on Linen, 11" x 9"
$200 plus $9.95 Priority Mail shipping to U.S.  Donated to a Charity that helps young women
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
And the lime makes its appearance once more. I like the darker colors of this painting. Oddly, I began this painting by deciding what kind of shapes I wanted to paint, and then found the objects that best suited the shapes and lines. The object that determined the color scheme was the art postcard behind the dish. My grandmother had sent it to me when I was twelve, and for some wonderful reason, I found it recently. So magical to read her words to me. So maybe I added the rose because of that.

Lime & Fork: small square oil painting still life, daily art on canvas, 6 x 6

]Lime & Fork: small square oil painting still life, daily art on canvas, 6 x 6
Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$130 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Teal Vintage Creamer & Limes: square oil painting, lime wedges slices, fruit, kitchen art, still life

Teal Vintage Creamer & Limes: square oil painting, lime wedges slices, fruit, kitchen art, still life Marie Fox
Oil on Linen, 8" x 8" SOLD
$150 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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Lime Slices & Saucer


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" - SOLD
$100 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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As always, I love to paint fruit wedges. This time I chose limes for their color and tried to play up their translucent nature by placing them near dark reds.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Pencil & Sharpener


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$100 plus $7.95 shipping via Priority Mail SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Watermelon Slices Oil Painting: fruit, 11 x 14 still life, vintage towel red and green

Watermelon Slices Oil Painting: fruit, 11 x 14 still life, vintage towel red and green Marie Fox


Oil on Linen, 14" x 11" SOLD
$290 plus $7.95 Priority Mail shipping to U.S.
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
Yesterday at the market, the gorgeously red interior of half a watermelon grabbed my eye. At home I noticed that the color became even more vibrant when I set the fruit slices on this towel of green, blue and bluish-red squares. So off to the studio we all went - to make art.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Roses & Degas Laundress Postcard: pink flowers in green vintage syrup pitcher, still life oil painting



















Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14"
$195 plus $8 shipping via in US  SOLD
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More roses from my yard. This time I set them in a vintage green syrup pitcher - or maybe it's a creamer. It anchors down a card I've long treasured, of Degas' drawing/pastel called The Laundress. I've always loved her expression. She looks up from her ironing as if she has just spotted the viewer. I'm happy with this painting.

Comment by email: Hi Marie, Your painting is magnificent! You have inspired me to do paintings featuring a Matisse and this same degas painting that I have always loved. Jane

Monday, April 21, 2008

Glass Vase of Pink Roses & Flower Clippers, still life oil painting 11 x 14, rose cutters

Glass Vase of Pink Roses & Flower Clippers, still life oil painting 11 x 14, rose cutters Marie Fox


Glass Vase of Pink Roses & Flower Clippers, still life oil painting 11 x 14, rose cutters Marie Fox

Glass Vase of Pink Roses & Flower Clippers, still life oil painting 11 x 14, rose cutters

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" - SOLD to a collector in Vermont
$375 plus $7.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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Email: marie@mariefox.com

In this painting I had to work hard to stay in control. The beauty of the flowers was overwhelming, tempting me to record every luscious little detail. So I went for a simplified color scheme and strong lights and darks. I'm especially happy with the clippers.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pear on Matisse Art Book: 11 x 14 oil still life painting, dancers fruit on saucer colorful daily art realism
























Oil on Canvas, 14" x 11"
SOLD
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This was a fun painting because I loved the subject - a pear on a plate set on the back of my Matisse book. I even included the bar code as a spot of color. It was a wonderful exercise to follow the lines of these dancing figures by Matisse.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Bowl of Soup & Sterling Silver Spoon:8 x 10 small oil painting, food kitchen daily art still life

Bowl of Soup & Sterling Silver Spoon:8 x 10 small oil painting, food kitchen daily art still life Marie Fox
Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8" SOLD
$190 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
I had poured myself a bowl of squash soup and happened to set it on a purplish paper napkin. The gold color of the soup suddenly caught my eye. It glowed yellow-orange in the blue bowl, an effect that lessened when I moved the bowl off the lavender napkin. I moved it on and off the napkin several times and was astounded at how much the purple intensified the yellow of the soup. Ah, complementary colors at work! I ate the soup, poured more and headed out to the studio.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Coffee Pot and Pears




Oil on Canvas, 20" x 16" - $325 plus shipping/handling
SOLD to a collector in Arizona
Email: marie@mariefox.com
For some reason this painting has a French feel to it. I think it's the coffee pot that makes me imagine a breakfast in Paris. The reflections in the coffee pot were fun to paint - colorful but not too specific because the metal has a dull finish. The pears seemed to arrange themselves in the scene and are much bigger than in reality.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cereal Bowl, Sterliing Silver Spoon & Newspaper: small painting still life kitchen art, home decor

Cereal Bowl, Sterliing Silver Spoon & Newspaper: small painting still life kitchen art, home decor Marie Fox

Cereal Bowl and Newspaper Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8"
$190 plus $5.95 shipping    Now at Auction starting $25  SOLD
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
Yesterday I decided to paint something simple. Not a flower or a glass or fruit. Just a spoon in a bowl sitting on a folded newspaper. Nice and simple. Ha! I could not believe how difficult this was to paint. It all started with that ellipse of the bowl. I couldn't get it right. And then there was the newspaper. Phew! Oddly, it was that lovely red square bending around the newspaper fold that kept me pushing onward.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Azalea in A Glass Jar


Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8" - SOLD
$190 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail


Friday, April 4, 2008

Rose in A Glass



Oil on Canvas, 10" x 8" - SOLD
$190 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
For the last few days, this almost-white rose outside my studio window has been asking to be painted. So today it became my model. I decided on a very dark background to show off the flower's whiteness and the pink translucence of its petals. A fun project.

Three Cherry Tomatoes

Tomatoes, Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" sold
$90 plus $7 shipping in U.S.
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Two Tarts on Tissue Paper




















Blueberry and Kiwi Tarts, Oil on Linen, 8" x 10"  SOLD
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I love the way these two tarts, blueberry and kiwi, seem to be hiding behind their paper wrapper. I added the plate and striped tablecloth to make the image more snug.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Raspberry Tart


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6"
$80 plus $6.95 shipping via Priority Mail to U.S.  sold
Email: marie@mariefox.comI was easily tempted to paint this raspberry petit-four but it proved to be a bear. Very difficult for something so delicious to the tongue and eye. I wrestled with it for hours until it finally snapped into completeness. That's a magical aspect of painting. One can push for completion, feeling it will never happen. Then all of a sudden....hmmm, looks like that's it! Sign it.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Three Radishes


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" - SOLD
$130 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail to U.S.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Lemon on Piece of Paper


Oil on Canvas, 6" x 6" SOLD
$120 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail to U.S.
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Email: marie@mariefox.com
This paper had a note on it to remind me to do something. I had anchored it on the kitchen counter with a lemon. Returning to the kitchen, I suddenly saw a perfect little still life scene, so I whipped out a pencil and second piece of paper to do a sketch. In the studio it took a while to re-create the original scene...but I really loved painting this one.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tomato & Silver Pitcher


Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10" - SOLD
$190 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail

Monday, March 24, 2008

Rose & Scissors


Oil on Canvas Board, 14" x 11"
$250 plus $9.95 shipping via Priority Mail in U.S. SOLD
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Lemon Wedges on Towel

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10" -SOLD
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Crossed Crayons


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" SOLD
$100 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail to U.S.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Two Pears, Pitcher & Matchbox





Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" - SOLD
$260 plus FREE shipping via Priority Mail to U.S.
Email: marie@mariefox.com

Monday, March 17, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Broken Pastels on Paper


Oil on Canvas Board, 5" x 7"
$80 plus $7.95 shipping Priority Mail to U.S.
Email: marie@mariefox.com
It's natural for me to want to paint the objects within my vision every day - and that includes my art materials. The tools of my trade are my treasures. I love my pastels although I don't use them much right now. There's something about their rainbow of colors and tubular shape that's intriguing.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Lemon & Slice


Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6", framed - SOLD
Email: marie@mariefox.com
I'll always return to lemons as a subject because of their almost spherical shape and the contrast between the shiny textured skin and translucent wet interior.

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

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