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.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Three Yellow Roses, oil painting, still life of turqoise vases, bowl of oranges, fruit, contemporary women painters
Oil on canvas, 24" x 30" SOLD to a collector in Laugharne, Wales
My self-appointed challenge here was to balance a group of cool colored blue and turquoise vases against a strong hit of orange in the fruits. Separating and connecting these areas was the cloth which is also a warm color and different texture from the reflective vases. Although I never really altered the composition while painting, I did experiment a lot with the background colors until I came up with these. Big paintings are great because they're very demanding and I feel I can really 'get into them'...kind of like climbing into them. Oil paint is a lusciously physical thing...and working big means more connection with it, more manipulation and play.