Marie Fox Studio

riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Where We Are": large figurative oil painting, women at beach, colorful

Oil on Canvas, 40" x 30" $2400 SOLD to a collector in Vermont
Details of Image Below

This is the first large figurative painting I've ever done. It took months and endured many incarnations, but it is in the end the start of something new for me. I've always loved figure drawing and am trying to apply to figures what I've learned doing still life paintings.

The inspiration for this painting was three life-size drawings I did of myself a few decades ago. I had sat on the floor in front of a large mirror, looking, drawing then getting back into the pose. What interested me was the architecture of the body, the way the torso and limbs embraced space.

For the painting, I combined the three drawings into a single composition, and made the bodies and faces different from me and each from the other. I like the mixed perspectives which remind me of the folk art I painted for 15 years ( And the colors seem to work. On to the next...


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love it.
It has a wonderful illustrative quality that speaks to me.
Also, love that it's you in all 4 poses.

Linni said...

I adore this painting, Marie.
It is a treasure. Linni

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

This is a terrific painting and an inspiration to me. Your figures are wonderful. Your small paintings are nice but this is...words fail me! Keep going! and Congrats on Sounds of the sea.


Here in this painting, the artist has depicted such an exotic location. Four women are in trendy bathing suits displaying their skin stocks. These women seems resting after having a tanning time. Relax is the mood; youth is the character of the partly clothed women.

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