a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Monday, December 15, 2014

A DIFFERENT PATH FOR NOW. Winter landscape oil painting

The Favored Trail
oil on linen  8 x 10"

I have made a lot of changes in my art and my business the last few years, but have neglected to update my marketing as well. The blogs and daily painting sites worked so well for a time, but I've come to the conclusion that I need to shake up my marketing plan, just as I've shaken up my painting skills.
Starting with my old friend, the blog. Since this blog is called Barbara Fox Watercolors, and that doesn't really describe what I do anymore, I have started a new blog called B. Fox Art Studio. It will be a lot like this blog, so if you want to stay tuned, please join me here:

In the mean time, thank you to all my readers and comment-ers. You have no idea how much your interest and support means to me.

Friday, December 12, 2014

WINTER'S LIGHT oil landscape painting

Winter's Light
oil on linen  5 x 7"

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

GLADIOLAS AND VAN GOGH TOGETHER AGAIN watercolor still life painting

Gladiola & Van Gogh
watercolor  22 x 8"

 Well, any painting that is predominantly blue is a winner for me. And, those warm pink and coral gladiola make this a painting I love. It was a challenge to paint, with the dark background, the glass,                                           and the cloth, but I think it is one of my best ever.

This painting is the last offering in my Vintage Art Sale:

Sunday, December 07, 2014

A JOYFUL DANCE (SOLD) flower watercolor painting

A Joyful Dance (SOLD)
watercolor  7 x 7" in 12 x 12" frame

Because we all need pretty flowers and to dance with joy every once in awhile.

Monday, December 01, 2014

THE BEST THINGS IN WINTER chickadee watercolor painting

Woodland Chickadee
watercolor  5 x 7"

What are the best things in Winter?
My immediate response is a trip to San Diego!

Living the cold Northeast for the last 21 years, I have yet to acclimate. I have learned to appreciate being indoors, appreciating my warm shelter and work space, and taking advantage of (painting) my beautiful surroundings. 

Some of my Winter paintings are on my Vintage Art Blog:

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GO WITH THE FLOW wine oil painting

Go With The Flow
oil on canvas  24 x 20"

Monday, November 24, 2014

ART IS ALL THAT MATTERS - Is it a blessing or a curse?

Jewels (SOLD)
watercolor  10 x 23"

I am back in New York after an week of emotional upheaval with my family in California. I love them, I love Calif., I love the sun and warmth, but thank goodness to be back in my studio. Creating is my meditation, my therapy, my prayer, my sanity. I wish I were a more complex person, but there you have it. I am my eyes and right hand, with a bit of grey matter and heart in between. Is it a blessing or a curse?

This painting is being offered in my Vintage art sale:

It's one of my favorites. Colorful, cheery, yummy; all in all, a darn nice painting.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WELCOME SPRING still life Tulip watercolor painting

Welcome Spring
watercolor  15 x 6"

This painting is being offered here and in my Vintage Art Sale:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DAY IS DONE landscape oil painting

Day Is Done
oil on linen  5 x 7"

Some days have a glorious finish that makes everything seem good. We put down our tools and accept the gift of a sunset.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

PINK HOLLYHOCKS watercolor flower painting

This is one of my favorites. A touch of pink in any room is always a good thing.

Pink Hollyhocks
$250, framed

Friday, November 07, 2014

IT'S ABOUT SUMMER: Pear Trio watercolor still life painting

Pear Trio
watercolor  10 x 13"

Really, it's not about the pears. Look at the colors in the shadows, the spots of light on the pears, and the warm glow on the lace curtain. It's about Summer: the light, the warmth, the smell. ...ahhh.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

SUNNY ROOSTER (SOLD) watercolor painting

Sunny Rooster (SOLD)
watercolor  6 x 7"

I just love this little rooster, he reminds me of my wonderful trip to Ireland a few years back. He was scratching around Bunratty castle with his flock. It was a rare sunny day, and his feathers just glistened in the sunshine.

He is offered here as part of my Annual Vintage Art Sale.
See more original paintings:

Monday, November 03, 2014

VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS AND OTHER LOVELY TREATS annual vintage art sale at Barbara Fox Art Studio

watercolor  5.5 x 9"

Time for my annual Holiday 'Vintage Art" sale.
Every few days until Christmas, I will post several pieces of art from my "collection" of original paintings and drawings. These are all good work, they just haven't found the right home yet, and space is tight in my studio.
This is a great time to buy a gift of original art,
 and I hope you see something that will bring beauty and joy for yourself or a loved one.

see what I've just posted here:

Sunday, November 02, 2014

ALONG THE CREEK winter snow landscape oil painting

Along The Creek
oil  6 x 6"
It's snowy out, so my 'no snow landscape paintings' ban is lifted.

Friday, October 31, 2014

CHICKADEE PERCH bird watercolor painting

 Chickadee Perch
watercolor  5 x 6"
$150 framed

One of my new bird paintings, framed and ready for the Open Studio this weekend.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Came home after a wonderful day painting en plein air to discover that my husband had driven his truck into the garage. And not through the door. Time for wine and ice cream. And more wine.

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I had a dream last night that I sat on a swing and began swinging. The situation was: I was outside on my swing, and there were lots of people all sitting on swings all facing one direction as though we were going to watch a performance. After swinging for awhile, I noticed that everyone else was just sitting quietly in their swings. I was the only one swinging. So, I immediately tried to stop myself (remember how hard that is?) and tried to look like I had NOT been swinging, and had no idea how that had all started. I felt compelled to be a part of the un-swinging crowd, but I could not stop my momentum.
Now, knowing my dream is not about what swinging is a euphemism for, and considering I've always been a good girl, not a trouble maker, I analyzed this dream to be about my life spent doing what I am passionate about, despite how difficult it it is to find support for the arts in our society. I feel compelled to be someone I am not (a sales person, a techie, a schmoozer) in order to show and sell my work.
But creating? It is a joy, a prayer, a dream, a ....gift of a swing.

Friday, October 24, 2014

SUNSHINE GIRL portrait watercolor painting

Sunshine Girl
watercolor  11 x 11"

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FLOWER OF RICHES peony oil painting

Flower Of Riches
oil on canvas  30 x 40"

I just love pink.