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Dave Froude CFS fine arts
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A daily painter who paints from life, Although my work tends to be of everyday objects, these are secondary to form, value and colour, enjoy!
A daily painter who paints from life, Although my work tends to be of everyday objects, these are secondary to form, value and colour, enjoy!

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Hope everyone had a great weekend, finally some descent weather for a change, today I sketched out my next painting on canvas, drawing turned out great. That's half the battle. I was thinking today that I need a art mentor, any volunteers, should be local and be available at all hours, to deal with all my insecurities and be able to put up with all my quirky characteristics. I think my wife is getting a little tired and needs some relief. If you know of anyone let me know.

Cheers
Dave
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Relic: Oil on 18" x 24" wrapped canvas $550

For those that watched this in development, you know that I have been a in a slump and the only way I know to get past it is to just work through it, I started this with so much self doubt and indecisiveness that I didn't think I would get anywhere, A painter friend of mine gave me some words of encouragement and told me that it's means that you are about to move up a level, still unclear if that is the case but near the end of this painting I was really starting to get into a groove and started enjoying the process so perhaps she was right, as always. Any thoughts? Oh and the title "Relic" refers to the incandescent light bulb that I can no longer buy here in Canada, which is too bad as I use them for my studio lights.

This painting is available at my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189039314/relic-original-still-life-painting-18-x?

on another note Just a reminder I am one of the featured artist at the Pazan Gallery 3 Benson Avenue, Port Credit and my work will be on display until May 21st, I will be in there on Tuesday the 13th @ 6:30 pm til 8 pm if you want to stop by and chat for an evening of art, music and refreshments at the gallery. more info can be found at pazangallery.com

I also Have am participating in the Spring '14 group show at the Tag Gallery in St. Catharines, show runs until May 17th, I have 3 pieces in the show, why not stop by and see them if you are in the area. details can be found here http://www.tagartgallery.ca/spring-14-group-show/

Cheers and have a great day
Dave
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Pear: Oil on canvas $350

Just put the finishing touches on this one, I liked the way my block went with this so I decided to leave the overall looseness with this and treat more of a sketch. Pleased.

Contact me if you are interested in this painting, will be on my Etsy shop soon

Cheers and enjoy,
Dave
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Stripes Oil on 11" x 14" paint board $350

#painting   #firstfridayartwalk   #artwork  

It's been quite some time since I have posted a painting, my time at the moment is pretty divided between work, painting and teaching which doesn't leave much time in front of the easel here in my studio, I have done a bunch of demos so I am still painting but mostly quick sketches and examples of how to paint, but I am enjoying teaching, I am creating lessons week by week so this takes a bit of planning, my students are great and all in the early stages so it's fun to watch them grow.

Anyway enjoy
peace
Dave

Details can be found at my etsy shop 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/178550591/stripes-orginal-still-life-painting-oil?
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Clementines and Leaves Oil on 20" x 16" wrapped canvas $500
 
Welcome to my first painting of 2014

This was a learning experience that's for sure, since my last post I have been working and reworking and working some more then changing my original idea, hate when that happens as I am all about planning. Overall this has a nice feel to it. 

The cloth I had everything sitting on was a woven rug with a pretty complex pattern and I choose to completely ignore it for better or worse as it was getting too distracting, it's a bit dark in my studio to take a proper photo at the moment so I will update it tomorrow. I think what I really like is the background elements are really blended and items in the foreground have nice loose bold brush stokes, this works for me.

Enjoy,
Dave

For more details follow the link.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175308039/clementines-and-leaves-still-life?
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Warmth:  20" x 16" original still life oil painting $500

It's cold here in my part of the world so I needed to inject a bit of warmth this holiday season, I haven't had much time to paint until the last few days, nice to get back to the easel, I hadn't painted in about 2 weeks and I was surprised how rusty I had had gotten, found it really had to focus for a while, but I slowly kept at it.

For more information visit my etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/174107272/warmth-20-x-16-original-still-life-oil

Enjoy,
Dave
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For most of my work I tend to stick with more earth tones but there is something about dark coloured glass I love to paint. I decided to use a lot of transparency in the background to allow my initial drawing to show through, which is something I am doing more and more, just love the look.

For more details visit my etsy shop 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/172626448/blue-glass-original-still-life-painting

Enjoy,
Dave 
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Orange and decanter: Oil on wrapped canvas 18" x 24" $550
#painting #art #stilllife 

This painting started out a little different, my main focus was actually going to be something else but mid way through I realized it wasn't going to work out so I had to change my plan. That's the way it goes sometimes, Normally I would consider moving on but glad I stuck with it. This painting turned out OK and was a great learning experience.

Visit my http://www.davefroude.com for more details

Enjoy,
Dave 
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Orange on Black: Oil on 11" x 14" wrapped linen.
#oilpainting   #stilllife  
I love painting on linen, this painting of course is all about the orange, saw it in the fridge, caught my eye as it seemed to glow, of all the time I have spent in front of the easel, oranges haven't been a subject I like to paint but being fall, I guess I just needed some warm colours to warm me up a bit and of course this time of year the sun starts to go down by mid-afternoon, so I really need it.

more info can be found here http://www.etsy.com/listing/170527234/orange-on-black-orginal-still-life

Enjoy
Dave
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Green vase and plums: Oil on 11" x 14" wrapped canvas $350

I bought these plums more then 4 weeks ago and totally forgot about them, came across them while looking for something to munch on, a bit past their ripeness but still good enough to paint. I have been really happy with my progress of late, rediscovering some of my secondary oil colours, been experimenting with Phthalo blue and transparent oxide yellow from Cobra,  like it's name it's so transparent and Phthalo blue is so strong so much fun to play around with.

For more information visit my Etsy shop here https://www.etsy.com/listing/168525000/green-vase-and-plums-still-life-painting?

Enjoy
Dave 
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