Caught by the Storm by dave rheaume

Caught by the Storm

Based on a snowstorm that struck Raleigh, North Carolina, in the 1930's.
Acrylic on canvas. 24" x 36".
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great work!!
over 2 years ago
This is absolutely delightful....it makes me wish I was there.....even with a storm!

Dimitra
over 2 years
Love this, I agree with the comment above, somehow it does make one want to be there. Great atmosphere.
over 2 years
Beautiful painting,, Dave,, I love the light affects,, and movement,,in the scene,,, very nice indeed. I was watching you,, on your website,, the North Light Artist Group,,, Fabulous,, idea,Dave,especially,, to freeze frame a moment,, from our past,, and paint it on canvas,, I spent most of my childhood,, in Renfrew ,,many wonderful memories,there:, skating on friend's homemade rinks,, fishing with my Dad,, and enjoying the boating,, on all of the many lakes,, and rivers,,It is so good to meet you here,,Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork,, I'm on FB,, too.. All the Best, sincerely, doris
over 2 years
Doris, thank you so much for your kind words and for checking out the Youtube video. I'll look for you on FB.
over 2 years
I think it is very cool to have achieved this effect! Wonderful!
over 2 years
Your work is very reminiscent of Edward Hopper. I really love your gallery.
over 2 years
Thanks so much Sunny. Yes, I'm a pretty big Hopper fan, so your comparison is very flattering.
over 2 years
Magnificent cityscape with very appreciable style an performance. Love it.
over 2 years
Dave. Love it!! your painting drove me in and make you feeling walking in the snow, 5 stars.
Tony Blacetti
over 2 years
I just looked at your video on your website. What a wonderful way to make Canadian history alive! We try to go to Canada every year to catch some snow, ski and skate.
Winter and winter sports seem to be an integral part of being a Canadian. At least that how it feels to an outsider.
You manage to capture that spirit in your paintings and put it in historical context.
over 2 years
Thanks Tatiana. It's helpful that I've spent many a night in the types of conditions that I paint. I even like to have a sense of the exact air temp for a painting...for example, this one would be about 0 to -1C. Just warm enough to melt on the roads but stays put everywhere else.
over 2 years
Just brilliant!!!!
over 2 years
Fabulous love it,snow with reflections of color,action people in motion,great job.
over 2 years
wonderful winter feeling to this. it really has a lot of good things going on in this l love the way it looks like another era, great job with the snow.
over 2 years
You are so so talented this is incredible! :)
over 2 years
Thanks so much, Amanda!
over 2 years
love this, it's so good ! must have been technically very difficult but you make it look so natural, great style too - like an old movie - wonderful ! warm rgds, Leonora
over 2 years
Thanks, Leonora. The hardest part for me were the telephone wires and signage. I have horrible penmanship, yet I somehow manage to keep doing paintings with lots of signs.
over 2 years
I just love your style Dave, keep 'em coming! Ray
over 2 years
The detail, the atmosphere, all so real. A great artwork. I love it. Corina
over 2 years
enchanting & lyrical...I just love the retro look that you've managed to convey. the color palette works very well & the bit of yellow brings a bit of welcomed warmth on a cold snowy day.
over 2 years
Thanks, Christine. Those are very kind words.
over 2 years
well done - good drawn:)
over 2 years
Fantastic Dave. I absolutely love this painting! Again the reflection in the water is spot on as is the light reflected on the snow. the snow falling is so realistic as well. One of my favourites this week.
over 2 years
Brrr, you painted the cold and snow beautifully, interesting concept, love it!
over 2 years
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for dave rheaume
dave rheaumeSelf-taught artist of Metis (French and Native) ancestory. Founding member of the North Light Artists Group, along with brother Ross who also paints.
I was born in Ottawa and moved to Toronto in 1985. Most of what I remember as a child is being outdoors in mountains of snow.
I have worked directing and editing television and commercials for 28 years. Part of what I have learned in the field of television (composition, lighting, and story sense) is what I try to bring to my paintings. I work in acrylic. I have paintings in private collections in Canada and the U.S. I recently won the Emily Carr Legacy Award at Ottawa Art Expo, and the Arabella Award, which means I'll be featured in an upcoming issue of their international art...
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