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riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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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
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

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

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

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

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 SOLD
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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!

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.

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)
This image was used by Viridian Nutrition in the UK to promote a new line of vitamins for women!

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, Asleep at The Beach, 24" x 30", acrylic on canvas
$900 plus Free Shipping in the US. Please inquire about international shipping rates
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Here is the theme I'm often drawn to of women, a beach, an ocean and sailboats. I like the bigness of this woman who seems to be dreaming of sailing.

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
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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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Boardwalk, figurative painting, figure of woman, contemporary figure painter, modern figurative art























The Boardwalk, 14" x 11", acrylic on canvas
SOLD to a collector in Washington, DC
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

I reworked this painting to get a design and color combination I like better than the earlier version.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Snapshot, contemporary figurative painter, modern figure painting, woman, girl in pearls























Snapshot, 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas. Not for sale.
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

This seems the perfect post for Memorial Day - about 1952. A girl, all prettied up with her pearls, smiles for the camera in her neat backyard. Actually I love the shapes and colors of this painting, as well as the slightly folk art feel. This one always gives me a smile - perhaps because she is so very pleased with herself.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Bracelet, contemporary figure painters, modern figurative painting, woman, beach,

The Bracelet, 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas SOLD
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When typing in the painting's title just now, I wrote "Red Sails" - which was the name about three versions ago. I'm always amazed at the changes I make after the painting is done. On the right horizon, I replaced three small boats with a single large sailboat with red sails. Then I added the island to the left, then removed the boat. But this woman sitting at the beach does have a new bracelet.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Good Book, modern figurative painting, contemporary figure painters, woman, beach























A Good Book, 20" x 20",SOLD to a collector in Hawaii
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

In the earlier version of this painting, a large potted plant occupied the space to the left of the figure. I loved the woman but the plant crowded her and and even seemed threatening. It took a while for me to realize that I was uncomfortable - as was she. The new setting is peaceful and spacious, giving focus to the figure. As my friend and collector Dan Levine said: the background is the unsung hero.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quiet Moment, Figurative painting, woman, figure study, contemporary figure painting, figurative artist, art about women























Quiet Moment, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 18"
SOLD to a collector in North Carolina
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

Often I find it difficult to release (sell) paintings just after I've painted them. I want them to hang around (literally) for a while so I can learn from them. What will each painting tell me about its color combination, composition, 'style', subject matter or something more elusive. It's usually this last bit that I'm after. Did I surprise myself in some way, did I create beautiful marks by accident? It's a treasure hunt. Otherwise, why do it?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Invitation, figurative painting, woman, figure study, dancer, contemporary figure painting, women painting women,figurative artist




The Invitation, 24" x 36", acrylic on canvas,
$1200 plus $40 shipping in US   SOLD
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I used the same model as for the earlier "The Mirror" painting because I love the twists of the pose. This time she's full-length and larger overall. At first, the dress was short but when I lengthened it and added a black border, making it more elegant, a story emerged. She seemed to be preparing for a special occasion. I added a red flower for her hair, to bring the red of the floor up close to her face. With this, I knew she'd need an invitation to go dancing - perhaps somewhere in Spain. I really like this painting because I didn't go too far with the details. It has a slightly unfinished look that I find pleasing.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Island Girl, Figurative painting, woman, figure study, contemporary figure painting, figurative artist, art about women























Island Girl, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
SOLD to a collector in Hawaii
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

The bend of the torso is what inspired me to use this pose. By making her suit turquoise she seemed to  become part of the ocean behind her. I really enjoyed painting this one because of the luscious colors and solid feel of the body. My favorite places are the straight arm with the bracelet and the fabric over her knees.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mirror, Figurative painting, woman, figure study, contemporary figure painting, figurative artist























Mirror, 14" x 11", acrylic on canvas
$450 plus $12 insurance/shipping SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts
Email: marie@mariefox.com (Click image to make larger)

It's good to be painting again and I see that some bright colors have crept into my palette. This model was actually quite skinny but I find curves luscious and fun to paint.

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

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