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riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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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.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

It's really good. I like the shapes throughout and the colors flow. Did you do it all in one day?

Marie Fox said...

Hi Mary, Thanks for your comment about the shapes and colors. I wish my brush and brain moved fast enough to have created this in a day. No such luck. But I did paint daily on this one for several weeks.

I Want To Be An Artist said...

This is very beautiful.

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