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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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Email: marie@mariefox.com


Lime Slices & Saucer


Oil on Linen, 6" x 6" - SOLD
$100 plus $5.95 shipping via Priority Mail
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Email: marie@mariefox.com

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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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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Email: marie@mariefox.com

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
Email: marie@mariefox.com

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.

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

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