Marie Fox Studio

riginal figurative oil & acrylic paintings of curvy, strong women by contemporary award-wining artist
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Friday, May 25, 2012

Snapshot, contemporary figurative painter, modern figure painting, woman, girl in pearls

Snapshot, 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas. Not for sale.
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This seems the perfect post for Memorial Day - about 1952. A girl, all prettied up with her pearls, smiles for the camera in her neat backyard. Actually I love the shapes and colors of this painting, as well as the slightly folk art feel. This one always gives me a smile - perhaps because she is so very pleased with herself.

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Bracelet, contemporary figure painters, modern figurative painting, woman, beach,

The Bracelet, 20" x 20", acrylic on canvas SOLD
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When typing in the painting's title just now, I wrote "Red Sails" - which was the name about three versions ago. I'm always amazed at the changes I make after the painting is done. On the right horizon, I replaced three small boats with a single large sailboat with red sails. Then I added the island to the left, then removed the boat. But this woman sitting at the beach does have a new bracelet.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Good Book, modern figurative painting, contemporary figure painters, woman, beach

A Good Book, 20" x 20",SOLD to a collector in Hawaii
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In the earlier version of this painting, a large potted plant occupied the space to the left of the figure. I loved the woman but the plant crowded her and and even seemed threatening. It took a while for me to realize that I was uncomfortable - as was she. The new setting is peaceful and spacious, giving focus to the figure. As my friend and collector Dan Levine said: the background is the unsung hero.

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

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