Marie Fox Studio

riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Her New Necklace, figurative oil painting, woman at mirror, oil on canvas, 18 x 24, female figure bedroom, contemporary art life drawing, original art

Her New Necklace, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"
SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts

This painting started as a drawing - a study in composition and values. Usually I just begin painting, hoping the lights and darks will work themselves out in a pleasing and balanced way. I've been drawing a lot recently so I decided to work out this composition in pencil before starting the painting. I found it difficult to maintain control of the values because color kept seducing me to pay more attention to it. But I managed to stick to my original value drawing and am happy with this effort. As always, I love painting the female form and telling a tale about the imagined woman. Like me, this one loves her necklaces! (The actual colors in the painting (versus online) are: leotard is dark purple, mirror is dark turqoiuse-blue, bedding is light turqoiuse blue-gray, her hair orange-red.

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

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