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riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Quiet Moment, Figurative painting, woman, figure study, contemporary figure painting, figurative artist, art about women

Quiet Moment, Acrylic on Canvas, 24" x 18"
SOLD to a collector in North Carolina
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Often I find it difficult to release (sell) paintings just after I've painted them. I want them to hang around (literally) for a while so I can learn from them. What will each painting tell me about its color combination, composition, 'style', subject matter or something more elusive. It's usually this last bit that I'm after. Did I surprise myself in some way, did I create beautiful marks by accident? It's a treasure hunt. Otherwise, why do it?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Invitation, figurative painting, woman, figure study, dancer, contemporary figure painting, women painting women,figurative artist

The Invitation, 24" x 36", acrylic on canvas,
$1200 plus $40 shipping in US   SOLD
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I used the same model as for the earlier "The Mirror" painting because I love the twists of the pose. This time she's full-length and larger overall. At first, the dress was short but when I lengthened it and added a black border, making it more elegant, a story emerged. She seemed to be preparing for a special occasion. I added a red flower for her hair, to bring the red of the floor up close to her face. With this, I knew she'd need an invitation to go dancing - perhaps somewhere in Spain. I really like this painting because I didn't go too far with the details. It has a slightly unfinished look that I find pleasing.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Island Girl, Figurative painting, woman, figure study, contemporary figure painting, figurative artist, art about women

Island Girl, acrylic on canvas, 20" x 20"
SOLD to a collector in Hawaii
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The bend of the torso is what inspired me to use this pose. By making her suit turquoise she seemed to  become part of the ocean behind her. I really enjoyed painting this one because of the luscious colors and solid feel of the body. My favorite places are the straight arm with the bracelet and the fabric over her knees.

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

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