Marie Fox Studio

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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

Cyclamen Flowers & Teapot

Oil on Canvas 8"x 10" - SOLDEmail:

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

Thursday, December 13, 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"

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

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