Froshay Fine Art Paintings
PORTRAITURE & PEOPLE

Each work of art is Original and One-of-a-Kind. Each painting is a moment in time – a feeling, a thought, a hope, a dream; a treasure of an experience. No two people have the same experience in a work of art. When I hand the painting over to you, it becomes yours. You begin creating your own moments within it – your hopes and reams and thoughts and feelings. I begin the piece, but you are the one who completes it.

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Island Angel

©Wendy Froshay

Oil on Canvas – 18 x 24

Original: Private Collection NFS

Island Angel was first created as a graphite drawing when in college. Intrigued with the emotion of the pose, I recreated it in art deco style and ink, and used her as advertising for my licensing business.
 

Years later, still finding myself captivated by the blissfulness of this pose, I rendered Island Angel in oils, adding wings and using my daughter as a model.

I finally feel this image sings complete.

Mountain Man

©Wendy Froshay

Oil on Panel: 16 x 20

Original:  Private Collection of the Artist, NFS

This delightful gentleman was manning a trading post full of wonderful treasures at a mountain man rendezvous in Montana.

I asked to take his photo and he smilingly complied. Believe it or not, this man was a grandfather of a 10 year old who was also helping to man the trading post.

I do wish I'd thought to get his name and contact information because he has never seen this painting. If you know this man, I would love to hear from you.

Created on masonite panel in the old Renaissance Method using marble dust in gesso, ink and glazing oils over verdaccio.

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Tessera, First Awareness

©Wendy Froshay

Watercolor – 22 x 30

100% Cotton Rag Paper

Original:  Private Collection NFS

This painting was a healing piece.

 

I was newly divorced with two young children, had just relocated to Southern CA and did not know my way around town. When I'd finished this painting I realized that it was very descriptive of the turmoil and emotions of going through divorce and beginning a new life.

Tessera is essentially an inner self portrait. She sits in a protective pose, nude and vulnerable, yet determined to grow free. Her skin is both the blue color of death and the new rosy bloom of new life.

She is unaware of her newly forming wings – wings that represent freedom.

Hidden subtle orbs with the painting suggest the circle of life. Tears were shed while I painted this and those tears are represented in the drips and runs created at the top edge that also create her hair.

Reaching Back

©Wendy Froshay

Watercolor – 11 x 15

100% Cotton Rag Paper

Original:  Private Collection NFS

Reaching Back is a painting of my daughter when she was about 3 years old. The hand represents her adult hand reaching back to her child within.

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Letting Go

©Wendy Froshay

Watercolor – 11 x 15

100% Cotton Rag Paper

Original:  Private Collection NFS

Another healing piece.

 

A long, dark and lonely night stretched before me. Newly divorced, my children were away from me overnight for the first time ever. Sad and full of melancholy; in a new town and state where I knew no one, and could not yet find my way to the grocery; I sat in the ever growing twilight listening to sad music and growing more sad.

Sorting through a stack of photos and reliving the memories, I landed on one of my son when he was 3. I could not resist picking up a pencil and sketching my interpretation onto a scrap of paper. Caressing him image with my pencil, I soon became lost in my task. A thumbnail value study turned into a sketch on watercolor paper. Energized, I began to paint. Hours passed and by 3 am I found myself with a beautifully finished new painting – and wonder of wonders – a joyful heart.

I titled the painting "Letting Go" because through it, I had allowed myself to let go of the past and embrace the future with joy.

Aglow

©Wendy Froshay

Watercolor – 22 x 30

100% Cotton Rag Paper

Original:  Private Collection NFS

Aglow is a large watercolor painting of my daughter when she was 3 years old.

I could not resist the glow of light and cast shadows that play across her sweet face.

This painting was created using a watercolor pouring techinique.

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