Sunday, June 8, 2008

"Little Dinghy"

The simplicity of this dinghy pulled up on the beach was what attracted me to paint this one.


"Little Dinghy", 8" x 10" oil on board, Frank Gardner © 2008
$720. Framed, available at Galeria Gardner

We had a wet finish to my week on Cape Cod. It cut down on some of our outdoor painting time, but it gave me a chance to make some slight adjustments on a few of the paintings back in the studio.
I completed nine paintings and had to sign and title them, get the frames all wired up and take some quick photos of the finished paintings. I left them all out there at my friend Jerome Greene's gallery in Dennis, so I had to have everything ready to leave with him on my way off the Cape.

23 comments:

Candy Barr said...

I'm going to paint over all my boat paintings.. OMG>> This is so great. Bravo to getting it right. Just beautiful Frank!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Candy. Don't go doing anything crazy now.
Thanks, I appreciate your comment.

christine mercer-vernon said...

what a great painting frank, it's interesting to me to see how you handled the beach/sand/stones, really. can't wait to see the rest of your paintings from the trip, the others you posted were just wonderful. glad you had a great trip!

David Lobenberg said...

Simple and sweet. I like it!

Susan Carlin said...

Ah...he emerges! It's good to see another of your wonderful paintings, Frank. Thanks. Sounds like it was a very productive trip. Can't wait to hear more.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Christine. The seaweed and stones was the toughest part on this one. I wanted a solid block in with simple shapes. Seaweed does not really fit into that theory. I had painted more of it in one area, but later knocked it out. Was too distracting.
I need more time on the beach so I can work on that more :-)

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks David. Simple was the target on this.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Susan. I'll have some more up soon.
It was a pretty productive week. I had hoped for a few more, but I am happy with what I painted.

bonnieluria said...

Beautiful the way you got the sunbleached, washed out look of a very simple singular image.
It's hard to do simple- this effectively.

Looking forward to seeing the rest of them. Sounds like it was a productive trip. Nine!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh.. love little dinghy!!! Too cute for words :o)

Jennifer said...

Hi Frank-- I love the dinghy colors. Sounds like you got a lot of painting done!

Hey, are you back? We were talking about you today over at my Monday Map... ;-)

Dean H. said...

Really a fine job, Frank! Making it look this easy is a very difficult task, as they say. Loads of "personality" in the dingy!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Bonnie! I'll get another post up tonight.

Thanks Alicia!

Hi Jennifer, Thanks.

Thanks Dean. Yeah, it is not as easy as it may look sometimes.

Barbara Pask said...

Hi Frank, What a sweet painting. I love all the colors I see in the sand. Welcome home. Barb

takeyce said...

Beautiful!! Little Dingy is so cute!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Barb, thanks.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Takeyce.

FCP said...

I love the simplicity and feeling of light in this one, Frank. Such clean colors. I can feel the warmth of the sun--lovely.
so glad you are enjoying your time at the beach.
Faye

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Faye! Yes, I had a great time near and on the beach. Great smells and sounds.

Raluca C said...

oooh..i really love this one!beautiful simplicity!!Great!

Frank Gardner said...

Hello Raluca, Thanks.
It is great to hear from you.

Jason Waskey said...

Of all the recent boat pieces, this one stands out. I think it's as much to do with the scale of the subject (closer in) as with the fresh color and bravura paint handling.

It's very charming!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Jason.
You seem to understand exactly what I was going for in this one.