Marie Fox Studio

riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Friday, December 28, 2007

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lemon with Leaves

Oil on 1.25" deep stretched canvas , 8" x 10" - SOLD
$120 (plus $7.95 shipping within U.S. via Priority Mail)
Thanks to a recent windstorm, I found this big lemon lying beneath a tree with its leaves still attached. In my studio I set it on a table against a wall, using pennies wedged underneath to keep it upright. (I love this little coin trick which I learned from Cezanne. Apparently that's how he kept his apples and oranges from rolling off the table.) I painted it larger than life. Changing the scale of an object seems to make me look at it in a new way.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Red Onion & Garlic

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - SOLD
Comments by email:
" My new painting looks right at home in our old house (1703). I love the wide dark frame it's in. So perfect! Thank you, thank you." Robin

Monday, December 17, 2007

Strawberries & Bowl

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12" - SOLD
Comments by email:
"These strawberries are so juicy and delicious looking and I really like the reflections. Another beautiful painting!" Sandi
"Stunning Art!! reflection looks so real & could almost eat berries." juju

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007


Oil on Canvas Board - SOLD
$80 (plus $7.95 shipping within U.S. via Prority Mail)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lemon & Wedge

Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6" SOLD
Price $80 (plus $7.95 Priority Mail shipping in U.S.)
Comment by email:
"Your color combinations are wonderfully surprising. The blue-lavender and yellow seem to both pull at and push away from each other. I noticed that both have some of the color of the other reflected off their surfaces. It’s very effective. I paint too." Anita, York Harbor

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Silver Cup & Orange

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10"- $2,950 - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
"Marie, I absolutely love my very special painting. Thank you so much." M. H., Boston
"I look at your work for clues in how to improve mine. This painting shows how important reflection is in making things look real. Thanks for this tip and others contained throughout your blog." V. Gascon
"your orange painting is SOOO real looking. hope you don't mind i saved it to my desktop so i can enjoy it everyday. lucky person who owns it!!!" Sara

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Old Barn

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - Framed in medium dark reddish wood.  SOLD

It's fun to look at this scene and remember so clearly the act of painting it. I was standing close to the Wild Flower Bakery in Freestone (near Sebastapol in Sonoma County), looking across the street. I really loved the basic shapes of the barn and silo, and the reddish color of the barn roof. It's a small painting but it seems to give a big sense of the farm buildings.

Trees by Malibu Beach

Pastel, 8.25" x 8.24"

Friday, November 30, 2007

Spool of Thread with Needle

Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6" - SOLD
This little painting celebrates my love for sewing. For many years I made a living by designing and fabricating hand-dyed silk clothing. I've also sewn a stack of quilts. Pulling thread through fabric has always given me comfort - because of its slow steady rhythm and its connection to the women who create both everyday and extraordinary art with needle and thread.
Comments by email:
"fun painting!" Jeannie
"Your painting reminds us “girls” of our shared love for sewing. My mother makes needlepoint, my sister can make anything on the sewing machine and I quilt. Thank you." S. Hanson, KS

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Yellow Rose

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - SOLD to a collector in ENGLAND
$180 (plus $7.95 shipping within U. S. via Priority Mail)
Comment by email:
I just got home to find your beautiful Yellow Rose waiting for me! It arrived in perfect condition and I am very thrilled with it. It is wonderful to see your brush strokes in detail, and also how exquisite it is from afar.It is destined to be a wedding present and I am quite smug in the knowledge that I have chosen well. Many thanks, Juliana B.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Lemon Wedge & Lemon

Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 6" - SOLD
Comment by email:
Just want to say I love your work! I too am an artist, THANKS - I can't wait to see my lemons in person! Sandy

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Red Teapot

Oil on Canvas Board, 11" x 14" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
This picture is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love the red teapot, wish I had one like this. Turquoise is one of my FAVORITE colors...with red!!! Tiff

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Bell Pepper in A Box

Pastel on Paper, 12" x 15" - SOLD
Pastel on paper
Comments by email:
"Hi, I just unwrapped my peppers pastel, great packaging. Wonderful art. I'm off to find a frame..." Janet K.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Two White Lillies

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - SOLD
Comments by email:
"Beautiful painting - great addition to my collection!" Catherine

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Watercolor, 6" x 10" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email"
" I LOVE my tomato watercolor painting! It's yummy!" Julie
"Hi, sorry I missed this piece when it was for sale. Please let me know if you do any more tomatoes. I am from an Italian family and love to cook. There is a place in my kitchen waiting for a painting like this. Thanks." Monica Garibaldi

Friday, November 2, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Bowl of Fruit

Watercolor on Paper, 12" x 16"
Price $125 (plus $7.95 Priority Mail shipping in U.S.)  SOLD
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Monday, October 29, 2007

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Two Pears on Plate

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" SOLDEmail:
In this little painting I was experimenting with angularity in the lines. I also used dark outlines instead of blocks of color to describe the contours of the fruit. I like the colors here - which are muted and an odd but pleasing combination - to my eye.
Comments by email:
"Thank you Marie! The painting is beautiful - I love it." Kath

Thursday, October 25, 2007

J. S. Sargent's Army Tent

To study his techniques, I copied a John Singer Sargent watercolor
Size: 12" x 16"
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Three Lemons

Oil on Canvas Board, 11" x 14" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
"Beautiful artwork - many, many thanks! P.S. The lemons are on the mantle - it's wonderful. Still hunting for just the right frame." Julie F.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yellow Apple in Blue Bowl

Watercolor - Paper, 12" x 14" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
"Beautiful!! I am so pleased!!! The watercolor is lovely." Chris S.

Vintage Syrup Pitcher

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - $750 - SOLDEmail:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

House by the Park

Oil on Canvas Board, 11" x 14" - SOLDEmail:
Comment by email:
"Marie-thanks again for our painting-found a great little rustic wood frame for it." Mim

Friday, October 5, 2007

Pear on Toy Block

Oil on Canvas Board 8"x 10" - SOLD
Comments by email:
"Oh Beautiful-Beautiful-Beautiful! Rich colors & Personality-very prompt delivery." Julie

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pepper & Pencil

Colors of Matisse, Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10"
Not for sale

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Around The Harbor, Charleston S. C.

Oil on Mahogany Board, 12" x 16", 4" wide gold wood frame - SOLD
Comments by email:
"I just read about trompe d'oeil in Wikipedia and am amazed that you're still practising this old art. You're hitting on all cylinders, I just feel like reaching out and putting that 10 dollar bill in my pocket!" David B.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Roses, Silver Vase & Lime

Oil on Canvas, 11" x 14" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
"Being a painter myself I know the challenges you faced painting this composition. The folds of cloth, the curved reflective surface of the vase, the gauziness of the rose petals, and the geometric surfaces of the lime each require a different turning of the eye to capture on canvas. Bravo! Bravo!!" Benjamin Burr, Charlestown, SC

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pear on Paper

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" $690 - SOLDEmail:
This painting is an odd combination of objects, but was a joy to paint. I loved looking closely at the folds of the paper and the intricate pattern on the silver spoon. The reddish background is an overall layer I applied long before starting the painting. I liked the reddish glow so did not paint over it other than where the objects are. I've always like this little painting.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Two Apples on Cutting Board

Oil on Canvas, 8" x 10" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:
"Marie, your apples on a board painting is beautiful." Mariel

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Pencils & Orange

Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20" - $120 plus $12 shipping SOLD
Comment by email:
"Truly wonderful work. Amazing talent." Jeannie K.

Monday, September 3, 2007

"Lemon & Glass Jar" Oil painting, 12 x 16 impressionist art, Matisse scarf, vintage glass jar, fruit lemon

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 16" SOLD
$260 plus $12.95 shipping via Priority Mail in U.S.
For international shipping, please email me.
Comments by email:
"I love this painting!!! You are very talented." Anne Henderson

This is a painting I've always loved because of the colors, the glass jar and the scarf which has a Matisse design on the silk. I'd found the jar long ago at a flea market and always liked the square shape and the gray metal lid. All the angles made it difficult to paint but it was great to discover areas where the scarf colors were reflected. That's the lesson that painting anything made of glass always provides - you really have to look. There's no guessing what will be reflected or seen through the glass.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Two Pears & Bowl

Oil on Canvas, 16" x 20"
Price $400 (plus $15.00 Priority Mail shipping in U.S.) SOLD 

Awaiting Spring

Oil on Mahogany Board, 8" x 10", 4" wide gold wood frame
Comments by email:
"Your painting of seed packets is amazing-So realistic!" Karin

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Blue Sugar Bowl & Book

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - SOLDEmail:
Comments by email:"Gorgeous. I'm a very satisfied repeat customer." Suzanne

"My main reason for writing is to thank you triggering the memories of those special mornings long ago and to encourage you to paint more." Gladys Engelmann, Anaheim, California

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Copper Pitcher & Four Apples

Oil on Canvas, 24" x 20" - SOLD
Comments by email"
"Like most New Yorkers, I have a lot to say about a lot of things. I am impressed by your composition, in this particular piece and in many of your other paintings. Do you have a representative here? I’m asking because while I visit galleries on a regular basis most of what I see would be better suited for a trash can rather than a wall. I will check back on a regular basis to see what you have been working on." Bill Windham, NYC

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Belle of Charleston, South Carolina

Oil on Mahogany Board, 8" x 10", 4" wide gold wood frame -
Comments by email:
"Wow I am so impressed by your work. I can't believe the spool of thread isn't really sitting there! I'm astounded by the art I checked out at your Charleston gallery." artlover

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Single Pear

Oil on Canvas Board, 8" x 10" - $875 - SOLDEmail:

Monday, August 13, 2007

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

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