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Friday, November 19, 2010

Green Towel, figurative painting, paintings of women, woman at beach, figuration, female figures, figures in art, women paintings, Marie Fox, figurative oil paintings, contemporary artist, women in art

The Green Towel, 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas
SOLD to a collector in California

I enjoyed painting this big girl by the beach. I like the figure's solidity and her pose with arms and legs at different angles. I'm going to keep this one for awhile so I can learn from it.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Art High in The Sistine Chapel, study Michelangelo, figurative painting, woman, women artists, the figure, contemporary figurative artists

Art High in the Sisine Chapel, 30" X 24", oil on canvas
$1000 plus $30 Shipping in US  SOLD

Yes, this is about being intoxicated by an up close view of Michelangelo's exquisite fresco. An art history enthusiast has climbed precariously high on her ladder to check out a Renaissance guy and his family at home in a lunette on the Sistine ceiling.  ~  I started this painting last year but could not complete it. The scene was painted but I could not get the girl to come to life. A few weeks ago, I began again. I painted her bigger and curvier to balance the intricacies of the fresco figures. I love the colors here - of the reds against the grays. And it was a true treat to learn from the Master by copying his fresco.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

By The Brook, figurative painting, figurative art, paintings of women, woman in art, female figures, women paintings, Marie Fox, daily painter, large figure painting, original oil painting, contemporary painter, women in art, water, stream

By The Brook, 20" x 20", oil on canvas
SOLD to a collector in Alberta, Canada

I loved painting this figure in a limited color range of rust-reds, grays and a bit of blue - and in a setting that's a bit mysterious and austere. At the very end, I thought to add some tiny flowers near the water and noticed that her big hand was the perfect shape to hold one of them. Hence the story. But really, it's the sturdy and serene woman here who is the story.

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

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