riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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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.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Love the sensitivity with which you have painted the hands and feet. The whole process is about being acutely aware of our sensibilities in relation to our work isn't it? If something is niggling me about my work I try to give it space to speak these days. It's a knack I'm working on! The sculptural feel of your painting to me here is what sells it.

Peter Lee said...

Great style - reminds me Matisse and some Picasso.
Salute your bold stretch from the realism - and many collectors seem to appreciate it too.

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

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