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, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.