Marie Fox Studio

riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Carrots, Coffee & Orange: oil painting 12" x 12" square, fruit & vegetable still life, kitchen art, coffee mug, orange and blue, Marie Fox

Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12"
$120 plus Priority Mail shipping SOLD

This is one of those paintings that just happened....and I'm happy with it. It seems playful, a good thing. The photo sent the colors in a cool direction. The yellows are really less green and the cup more lavender.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Three Yellow Roses, oil painting, still life of turqoise vases, bowl of oranges, fruit, contemporary women painters

Oil on canvas, 24" x 30" SOLD to a collector in Laugharne, Wales

My self-appointed challenge here was to balance a group of cool colored blue and turquoise vases against a strong hit of orange in the fruits. Separating and connecting these areas was the cloth which is also a warm color and different texture from the reflective vases. Although I never really altered the composition while painting, I did experiment a lot with the background colors until I came up with these. Big paintings are great because they're very demanding and I feel I can really 'get into them'...kind of like climbing into them. Oil paint is a lusciously physical thing...and working big means more connection with it, more manipulation and play.

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

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