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riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Girl in Orange, figurative oil painting, figure painting, paintings of women, beach, contemporary figurative art

Girl in Orange, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"  SOLD 

I really like this painting and am especially pleased with the sculptural feeling of the bathing suit area and the legs. The colors were an experiment for me too. (What reads in this photo as blue is actually a greenish gray.) I think I'm getting back to my love of sculpture, and my student studies of it. In the end, I found the materials (marble and wood) cumbersome because of size and weight although I loved shaping them with hammer and chisel. Paintings are more portable. And tomorrow I'll transport myself to NYC to see the Matisse show. Whee!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Santa Monica Pier, ocean waves, ocean, surf, beach art, figurative painting, figure drawing, figurative art, paintings of women, woman in bathing

Santa Monica Pier Oil Painting Figurative Marie Fox

The Santa Monica Pier, 24" x 18", oil on canvas SOLD

Just trying to imagine myself back to Santa Monica, California. (The colors of my photo seem off. The suit is persimmon, beach gold, sky light grey-green and wall a warm gray.) I do like the solid feel of her body.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Blue Suit, oil on canvas, figurative painting, art of women, figure drawing, painting women, figurative art, woman in bathing suit,

The Blue Suit, oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
SOLD to a collector in Oklahoma

An experiment with odd colors but I do like it. Any excuse to paint a figure.

Monday, September 20, 2010

At The Beach, ocean waves, ocean, surf, beach art, figurative painting, figurative art, paintings of women, woman in bathing suit

At The Beach, oil on canvas, 20" x 20" 
SOLD sold to a collector in Massachusetts

The colors of this figuratie painting showing a woman sitting at the beach are gold, turquoise, dark blue and a light slightly pink skin. My hope is to build more abstract paintings of the female form based on the anatomy I'm getting to know.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Diving Board, figurative painting, female figure, woman, pool, figurative art, paintings of women, contemporary figurative painter

The Diving Board, 30" x 40", oil on canvas
$1900 SOLD to a collector in Massachusetts

I've finally started experimenting with space in my compositions, and am happy that this figure feels as if she has lots of air around her, not to mention water below. (I began this painting during some especially humid summer days - a bit of wish fulfillment!) At the conclusion of a painting, especially a big project like this, I find that I have to allow time for the bits and pieces to become a whole. Eventually I also reach that moment when I actually enjoy the painting, when it gives something back to me after weeks of work. And a big painting is really work - but I love confronting the canvas with my whole body. I'm tall so painting big is really fun. As is painting big, strong women.


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

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