Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Limes and Apple


Title: Limes and apple 2
Medium: Acrylic 9 x 12

The last painting I did so well, I thought I would try something similar, However this time, the limes, had been through enough sitting under the hot studio lights that they revolted in this one. We did come to an agreement after I said I don't like you and you don't like me but we have to get through this, so they promised to stick around a little while longer but fought with me the whole time. So here is the second version of this subject, this one turned out better than I thought it would judging by how it started, I keep telling myself the fight is worth the effort.

Enjoy
Dave

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hey I'm next.

Title: Hey I'm next
Medium: Acrylic 9 x 12

I am pleased with this one, as this one came together really quickly which is good because over the last couple of weeks I haven't been able to devote as much painting time as I would have liked. Saying that though I really like the direction my work is heading in. I have been gaining confidence with color and using brush stokes more to my advantage.

Enjoy
Dave

Thursday, March 24, 2011

no still not high enough

Title: No still not high enough
Medium: 9 x 12 Acrylic on canvas panel


This is my second attempt at painting these items, Still a struggle with them but not nearly as hard as the first go round, I had my lovely wife set this one up for me, I like to do that from time to time as this tends to lead to a setup that is a bit different than I would do and she likes to help, reminds me of my old school days when we would show up to class with everything laid out already and we just had to find a spot and start painting.

Enjoy
Dave
 
$135 cdn shipping included

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New website is up!

Sorry there hasn't been any paintings to post in the last little while, I have been working with my designer redoing my website, it was in dire need of an update, my designer can be a bit surly, and it's hard to get some time to hash out all the details as he has a pretty busy schedule, there are a few little things to go over but for the time being we good to go, oh and for those that think I am a little harsh on my designer, it's me.

 Have a look at http://www.davefroude.com

Speaking of designing things I am also working about the details of my business cards and  a few other things, need some continuity with all my marketing material. that being said I started a painting last night so I hope to have something ready to post tonight, but could be tomorrow. Check back later.

Cheers
Dave

Monday, March 14, 2011

Self Aligned


 Title: Self Aligned
 Medium: 9 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas

I was searching around for something to paint and I tend to put things here and there and move them around quite a bit when setting up a painting still life and this time was no different, after about a half hour I gave up as nothing was working, until I glanced up at the shelf above my easel where I keep a lot of objects and there it was all self aligned and ready for me to paint, turned my studio light on it and there we go.

Hopefully you enjoy this as much as I did painting it, really took my time with this one and didn't panic as I sometimes do and cause a big blunder and have to rework something.

Enjoy
Dave

$135 cdn shipping included

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Feeling Blue


Title: Feeling Blue
Medium: 9 x 12 Acrylic

First off, having a hard time getting to a good photo, sorry will try again a little later. I now have a new favorite color, Phthalo blue, which I used quite a bit with this one. Starting to warm up outside finally, hoping to get out in the field soon, thinking I may head north for a week or two in the late spring or early summer, never actually done it before so this will be a new experience.

Enjoy
Dave

$135 cdn shipping included

Monday, March 07, 2011

almost there


Title: Almost there
Medium: 10 x 12 Acrylic

Last week was quite a busy one for me so I didn't get much time to paint, hopefully this week will be a little better for painting. Had a bit of time yesterday so I started this one, these apples always give me a spot of trouble, but I am improving, With this I limited my palette, 2 reds, 2 yellows, 2 blues and of course white.

Enjoy
Dave

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

kenshoabe pottery


Title: kenshoabe pottery
Medium: Acrylic 10 x 12

I must have worked on this one for what seems 3 days, and I actually put it away and was going to start on something else as this wasn't working out for me, I was looking but not seeing. Today I pulled it out again and worked on it some more and I think I have done as much as I can with this one, going to have to attempt these again, the pottery is hand made of course so there are many great imperfections, and the cups are quite thin so with the back light the light seems to make them glow even if it shadow.

Enjoy
Dave

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