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Friday, July 24, 2009

Oil painting of woman at beach; figurative art, self-potrait

woman at beach in bikini oil painting Marie Fox

Oil on Canvas, 24" x 20" - $500  
SOLD to a collector in California


Twenty years ago I painted myself in this pose, wearing a pink bikini. To create a "self-portrait" for my painting challenge group, I added my right hand holding a book and invented the beach scene. Soon the painting became a story, it seemed, about someone else. She's at the beach in her red bikini. She was reading, but her book has dropped back to rest against her leg. She's probably daydreaming, as one does at the beach. And there's that guy just beyond the top edge of her book. And a sailboat racing by. And it's summer...

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