Wednesday, September 19, 2012

some recent and not so recent work...

The work on this site is for the most part from life. This is my main focus to paint from life as much as possible. Sometimes I will do a painting in one sitting, and sometimes I am working over an extended period of time. The thing that excites me is finding inspiration in the ordinary things around me and places that I come in to contact with.

"Life's too short and I have tomato to paint..."

“Art should make us feel more clearly and more intelligently.
It should give us coherent sensations that otherwise we would not have had.”

–Robert Hughes

All work is for sale, if interested please contact me at
freedner@verizon.net

39 comments:

Lori Witzel said...

OMG...just stumbled across your blog, and then of course had to go to your web site.

Your work is beautiful, gave me that open expansive "the day's going to be okay" sigh that makes waking up a good thing.

Please -- share more, more, more!

And (if you haven't figured out yet how to find me via my comment) come see the visual art fun and links to other visual/verbal people at my blog,
http://chatoyance.blogspot.com

painterdog said...

Thanks.
I will check it out.
How did you find this?

Ed Maskevich said...

Found you through TireShop. To say you are interesting is an understatement. Love it!

Lori Witzel said...

Hey there...I found you, if I remember correctly, by reviewing my log files and seeing recent pageload activity where your site was listed.

In plainer English, someone was looking at your blog, then clicked through to mine, and I followed the trail.

Most of the time when I do that I see some 12 year old's pics of friends, or some very odd rant about politics or celebrities. On occasion I find a happy treasure, like you!

Lori Witzel said...

And now that I think about it, it must have been Ed I was following to your place...the log files only show IP addresses, so I don't know for sure who's looking at my schtuff.

But if you want to learn more, just email me at lwitzel at austin.rr.com and I'll share what I know...

amber said...

hey wow you put me on your links
as soon as i figure out how to do that you'll be on mine
Nice to know you Jeffrey Freedner

Globetrotter said...

I just stumbled across your blog too. Your landscapes are stunning. Did you study at the Cape Cod school of art at any time? Your colors are pure and vibrant, vibrating through the atmospheric enchantment. wish I had such ability...

brian edmonds said...

I like your paintings. I paint landscapes for the most part, or at least that is what I have posted to this point. I live in the Deep South so the landscape is what I know best. Your paintings have a great atmospherical touch. What painters do you like to study?

painterdog said...

Thanks for cheacking out my work.
I like a lot of painters.

George Innes, Manet, Constable, Turner.
I just found this guy from out west, Michael Workman who I think is great.

Jenny Saville, Lucian Freud, Degas, I look at some abstract painters like De kooning.

I have a lot of infulences.

brian edmonds said...

Do you look at Bay Area painters like Diebenkorn, Petersen,Park, Bischoff, Oliveria,or Neri. I think you would like their work. Check out Hackett Freedman gallery in San Fran. They have a nice site and great images. Terry St. John is a good painter as well. Tell me what you think.

painterdog said...

Yes I have looked at Bay Area painters like Diebenkorn, Petersen,Park etc.

I like a lot of the work comimg out the west. I know the Hackett Freedman gallery pretty well, on line only, never been to Frisco,its a good gallery.

I also like Ann Gale, F. Scott Hess,Peter Nye.

brian edmonds said...

Yea, Ann Gale is one of my favorites too. I have only seen the gallery on the net. I live in Alabama.

brian edmonds said...

When are u going to post some new work?

painterdog said...

Soon I hope.
The work on my web site is old work.
I don't paint that way any more or at least I don't want to.
It came to a dead end.
I have been doing other things since then and have been slowly getting back into painting.

Tim said...

Clouds are amazing. These pictures are fresh looking.

Valerie Butters said...

That is interesting that you say you came to a dead end. I have been painting for five years and I am looking forward to a dead end. To me that means progression. I noticed a change in my approach and my visual vocabulary so perhaps that is a sign.
I am very pleased to have found your blog, I have been searching for inspiration and I think I will be back frequently. I love your atmosphere in these works, and how that emphasis encourages a more abstract quality. visual editing or emphasis...!?!
bravo non the less.
inspiring.
valerie

AngelaFerreira said...

You got some great work there! Both your figurative and landscape pieces are strong and brilliantly done.

AngelaFerreira said...

Dear Jeffrey Freedner, I would like to hear your opinion about painting the sides of the canvas. I just posted in my blog a thread about it so you kindly give me your opinion about it? I really would appreciate it…

no-where-man said...

i appreciate your forward approach in e-mailing people to find out bout them and there work.

serena said...

Hey, painterdog! Nice to see your place, for once. I love the orange flowers and the beet. It's great to see you getting back into the swing!

AngelaFerreira said...

Hello Jeffrey Freedner! I love your still lifes, they are powerful and very skilled! I love the pear, if I could I love to buy that one, shame I am a broke student artist...

kelli said...

P dog I was not picking on you at anonymousfemaleartist. I thought your opinions were fair. There was a discussion a long time ago where everybody piled on McQuilken that bothered me along with all the judgemental remarks about sluttiness and suggesstions that she or other artists sleep with or pay Saltz. It's total crap. The worst I have heard about him is that he expects drawings as gifts after the first review or there won't be a second. And that was a rumor. It wasn't you I was upset at.

amber said...

Bonjour Jeffrey great to see your work it's breathtaking very painterly + intellectual love it!

AngelaFerreira said...

Hey where have you been???

Nancy said...

Hye Pdog! Hang in there bud. I love your drawings. Always have.

WILSONART said...

Hi Jeffrey,
I followed you here from WC Oil Forum,,,,and wow I'm so glad I did!

Incredible Landscapes Is You!!!


Babs

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Sunil said...

Great work. Enjoyed a lot of the pieces.

JasonsBrush said...

Hey Jeff,

I signed up for rational painting yesterday, I haven't gotta an approval email yet, but I'm sure these things take time. I do look forward to being apart of the group.

thanks for letting me know about the forum. I look forward to learning more about Munsell. I need to order the student book. Maybe itll help me understand it a little better.

Tor Hershman said...

Most nice art, Jeffrey.

Chris Rywalt said...

Jeff, you shouldn't have taken that painting of the purple tomato down! It wasn't a bad painting at all. The discussion was interesting.

jeff f said...

My wife pointed out some things about the composition that needed fixing.
I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. Sorry.

Nick said...

I found this inspirational too Jeff. Reminds me of Julian in Provence. Did you set those veggies up in a box to get the light effect?

jeff f said...

Yes I did.
It's more of a make shift contraption with wood and cardboard and clamps so I can move the top.

Joe Sutphin said...

just found your page, wonderful work on here man. i have often walked through a Whole Foods and thought of how nice it would be just to bring a board in and paint some beautiful fruits and veg sometime!
nice stuff bro.

Caio Fernandes said...

your blog is great for who loves painting. your work is realy good and i like the painters that you choose to exhibit.
life is to short and you deserve to paint this tomato.
i have a blog too (about painting),if one day you visit it ,i ask myself if you would like...
well... i wil be back soon for see the new posts.
thank you.

Judy P. said...

Hello- I arrived at your blog through Stapleton's, where you have left interesting comments about color usage; your work is beautiful!
I have a dumb color question; in general I see complementary colors paired as the major color notes in an oil painting: orange-blue, green-red, yellow-violet. Usually the background is the muted complement of the main subject. But what do you do when you have the 3 primary colors (high chroma red, yellow, blue) as your subject? What would a good, understated background color be? I am painting a still life with my kids' old toys, trying for a dramatic shadowed background, with light coming from the left.
Obviously I am a beginner, and have been trying to figure this out, and my head is starting to hurt. Thanks for any advice!

Judy P. said...

Hello Jeff- I thought your comment on Karen Winslow's blog about the prismatic palette was really informative. If you ever want to write something detailed about palette and color usage I know I will be reading it!

chambersartstudio said...

Just found your blog. I really like your still life paintings, and it seems from the comments that a lot of other people do, too. I've bookmarked your blog and will be interested to see what you post in the future.