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Friday, January 9, 2009

Blue Vase & Fruit

Oil on Canvas, 30" x 24"
$1500 plus shipping SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts

I seem to have a love for fabric, and have a feeling that I'll be creating a series of paintings that focus on the folds and textures of draped cloth. I find this subject luxurious. Maybe it's because I spent many years hand-dyeing silk which I then fabricated into clothing of my own design. It sold well in designer boutiques but after a while I wanted to move onto the next project - high fashion leather belts. Sewing leather was amazing. Such a different feel from the silk, and just as much fun. So it's no wonder that fabric is the landscape I love to paint - the hills and valleys, light and shadow, paths in and out and around.

A goal of this painting was to subdue most of the colors in order for the turquoise and orange to stand out and draw the viewer's attention. It took great restraint on my part to keep the main colors neutral. I'm crazy about color and find it hard to hold back on my use of them in all their glorious intensity. I do like the way this painting turned out.


I Want To Be An Artist said...

Very beautiful indeed!!

Dar Presto said...

This is fantastic, Marie. The light playing across the fabric is perfect. The glass and it's reflections, the oranges- all terrific.

Anita said...

Very beautiful! Wonderful shapes in this piece. Great to see. Thank you for sharing.

Polly Jones said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I look forward to seeing this series unfold.

José Carrilho (Go Detail) said...


The drapery has some really creative "greys".
A really good work.

Kind regards,


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I'm liking your drapery handling. These are beautiful paintings.

Kathleen Harrington said...

Your love of fabric shows... beautiful drape effects.

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