Original figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist MARIE FOX. Sign up at right to be notified of my latest paintings! Note: If you see only one painting or post, click here to go to main page.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"
$1500 plus shipping SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts
I seem to have a love for fabric, and have a feeling that I'll be creating a series of paintings that focus on the folds and textures of draped cloth. I find this subject luxurious. Maybe it's because I spent many years hand-dyeing silk which I then fabricated into clothing of my own design. It sold well in designer boutiques but after a while I wanted to move onto the next project - high fashion leather belts. Sewing leather was amazing. Such a different feel from the silk, and just as much fun. So it's no wonder that fabric is the landscape I love to paint - the hills and valleys, light and shadow, paths in and out and around.
A goal of this painting was to subdue most of the colors in order for the turquoise and orange to stand out and draw the viewer's attention. It took great restraint on my part to keep the main colors neutral. I'm crazy about color and find it hard to hold back on my use of them in all their glorious intensity. I do like the way this painting turned out.