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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Red Flowers & Valentine Heart: Oil painting 11" x 14" still life, yellow rose gerber daisies, colorful glass vase, painting a day

"Flowers and Heart", Oil on canvas, 11 x 14
$90  SOLD

Another remake of an earlier painting. When making the color and composition changes, I'm often oohing and aahing as the color and design elements rearrange themselves to create something entirely new. I'm always amazed at how colors become something other than themselves when placed next to or surrounded by other colors. The mystery of visual perception.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cowboy Boots Painting: 24 x 30 oil painting, vintage cowboy boots, still life womens boots, cowgirl red tail birds, butterflies leaves

"Light On Her Feet", 24" x 30"  
SOLD to a collector in New Hampshire


These boots make me feel like dancing! I absolutely loved painting these boots. I pretty much painted non-stop for a day and a half on this canvas. The boots are depicted larger than life. Painting big keeps me from tripping over ant-hills of tiny busy details. And up close, the image achieves a certain abstraction. Enough talk - time to go dancing!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Flour Scoop: Oil Painting 8" x 10" still life kitchen art, reflective silver, colorful small painting

Marie Fox oil painting of kitchen silver flour scoop as daily painting

"Flour Scoop"
Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 $100 plus 8.95 shipping
SOLD to a collector in Oklahoma

I jazzed up this little painting I'd done before by adding strong pure color to the pieces of paper. I also darkened the table top and added lighter reflections in the silver cup. I do love working on a painting when it is dry. The brush drags across the surface in a wonderful way.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Red Napkin colorful original oil painting of still life: Botticelli Primavera, pitcher, olives, linen fabric napkin

Oil painting colorful still life pitcher Botticelli Primavera linen napkin Marie Fox

"The Red Napkin", version 2. SOLD
Oil on canvas, 16 x 20

It seems that I'm always reworking my paintings. But that's okay - I do enjoy it and I think there's a good reason to do it. This week, as I repainted "The Red Napkin", I realized that the 2nd go-round is really quite different from the first. When I'm painting the original version, I'm the one in charge, telling the paint, composition, colors, objects what I want them to do. Done. Then weeks go by and the painting starts asking me for more. The second version is the painting talking to me, telling me what needs to be done. Corny, but the process does seem to work this way for me.

By changing the border of the calendar on the wall to a dark red, the Botticelli girls celebrating Primavera (original is at the Uffizi, Florence) assumed more importance in the composition. I like the way their softness contrasts to the hardness of the pitcher but imitates its curves. I removed the potato at the far left and intensified the shadow of the pitcher.

" I would appreciate any details or information you could give me about this beautiful painting. What inspired it? Thanks, Kathleen"

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