Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Some Paintings from the Trip

In case you have been wondering what I have been up to, here is a quick upload of a few of the plein air paintings from this week. I'll just post sizes of these. When I get a chance to sign them and decide on titles, I will re post them all. There are more paintings,photos and stories to tell, but I don't want to put too much time into this right now. I am here to paint.


"East Dennis Marsh", 8" x 16" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2008
$930. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner


"The Rogue and The Misfit", 8" x 10" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2008
$720. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner



"The Wreck", 8" x 10" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2008
$720. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner



My setup and subject on the pier in Provincetown.



"Blue Skies, Blue Ocean" in progress, 11" x 14" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2008
$950. Framed. Available at Galeria Gardner

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Pask said...

Wow Frank, These are wonderful. Really love the boat paintings. Have a great time. Barb

Eric Orchard said...

Wonderful paintings, frank! sorry I've missed your recent posts. My new computer is much faster, better etc.
I'll have to go back and look at the reviews.

bonnieluria said...

Frank- holy moly these are gorgeous.
That pink light reflected in the water in the first one is just perfect.

And the boats!!

What a great way to feed your senses in this location that has a glow particular to itself.
Thanks for sending these out and enjoy every minute of your trip.

Susan Carlin said...

It's SO good to get a peek at what you've been up to, Frank. These are just wonderful. Enjoy all your moments.

Don Gray said...

Great work, Frank. Looks like you are having great fun. Happy painting!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Hi Frank,
Looks like your week is going so well, these paintings are wonderful. I especially like the perspective in the 8x16 landscape, it goes wayyyyyyyyyy back. You are a master of boats! Just lovely!

Jack Riddle said...

OK, Frank--New England wants you to paint more. I love the marsh scene and you really get the fishing boats. I think that derelict boat has promise too. Hope the weather holds for you. It hasn't been so great up here the past several days--unless you like gray. Are you in Gloucester--old Gruppe stamping grounds? Hope things work out well the rest of your time down there.

Todd Bonita said...

hey Frank,

I wish I could have been there with you my man, these paintings are awesome, you knocked them out of the park..absolutely on the money. I know schulenbergs work well, I'm a big fan. I hope to join you sometime when you are back this way.

All the best,
Todd

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Hey, that's right up the road from me. A hundred miles but I drive it often. Wish I could have driven out to meet you Frank.
That marsh scene just shimmers and the two boats have a quality like the Cape Ann painters. Kickin' drawing and wonderful paintings. Have a wonderful road trip!

ChrisB said...

Hi Frank - thanks for posting from you trip. You've certainly been wonderfully productive. They're all beautiful but I'm especially drawn to the first marshy one - incredible. Keep up the good work.

Mike said...

Hey Franko! I was wondering about you and found you in upstate NY!! Good for you! It looks to me like you aren't wasting any time at all. Enjoy!

Bill Sharp said...

Great work, Frank. Keep them coming.

Ambera said...

The top two are amazing! I'm really struck by them. Marshes and swamps I find so difficult, capturing the shapes of all those miniature islands..

Frank Gardner said...

Hi anonymous, thanks for checking in.

Thanks Barb!

Thanks Eric!

Thanks Bonnie! That reflection of the clouds is one of those things that worked just right. I did not have much sky in my design, so when I saw those clouds reflecting briefly I threw them in there. I like how it adds the pinkish color, but also tells you about the type of day.

Thanks Susan!

Thanks Don! It was a blast seeing my good friends and painting together.

Thanks Jennifer!

The weather was not that great for the end of the week, but we kept busy. I did not make it up to Glouster, just Cape stuff.

Todd, I wish you could have joined us too. Just missed you by a week.
I thought of your work a bit when I painted the dinghy that I just posted.

Thanks Mary. We'll have to try and hook up next time I am out there. You are up on the south shore, right?

Hi Chris, thanks! I like the marsh one a lot as well. I was not sure about the location at first, but it grew on me in those couple of hours.

Hey Mike, good to hear from you! I have been doing some visiting with family as well, but I got a good amount of painting done.

Thanks Bill!

Thanks Ambera! Marshes ARE tough. The long format helped me out on this one.

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh Frank.. really lovely work. I'm so glad you are able to go on a trip and spend your time doing what you love the most!

I have to say that the first and last are my favorites. The first one is so peaceful and warm. I just want to travel into it. The reflection of the clouds is an important addition to this painting.

And the last one is so perfect. The water is amazing and the boats couldn't be more charming. I can see them in the photograph and they are the same boats but to tell you the truth I rather have one from your painting than from real life. In your piece, they have so much character and a sense that they belong to someone . How do you do that? You are good. my friend.. :o)

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh Frank.. really lovely work. I'm so glad you are able to go on a trip and spend your time doing what you love the most!

I have to say that the first and last are my favorites. The first one is so peaceful and warm. I just want to travel into it. The reflection of the clouds is an important addition to this painting.

And the last one is so perfect. The water is amazing and the boats couldn't be more charming. I can see them in the photograph and they are the same boats but to tell you the truth I rather have one from your painting than from real life. In your piece, they have so much character and a sense that they belong to someone . How do you do that? You are good. my friend.. :o)

Alicia Padrón said...

Sorry for the double posting.. internet suddenly dropped on me and I thought the comment didn't go through.

Anonymous said...

what Ms. Padron said - that's exactly it: "a sense that they belong to someone."!!!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Alicia. It is nice to get to go on a painting trip. I appreciate my wife and daughter letting me do it.

Thanks for your thoughts on these. I re worked the rigging on the bottom one. I'll get that posted again soon.

I like that you see so much character in the boats. It means a lot to me.

Frank Gardner said...

I agree anonymous.

Anonymous said...

***so delightful that you mentioned your wife and daughter! Really, really lovely. We all thank them, too!

also, i have loved looking at the sky in the water - the marsh painting. the sky's barely even IN the painting, but yet, reflected there in the water, it's SO BIG and SO ABOVE AND OVER the shallow everythingness of earth, especially of a marsh. i just love that so much.

and, in your little dinghy painting - was the sand wet? ---that kind of wetness where the sand compacts - like you could shovel it up in big carved chunks - and when you step on it, the water in it comes just to the surface and glistens? it looks like that in the painting.

you really have a great way with the color BLUE!!! always.

and, that new boat painting you just posted. i loved looking at it up close - it has a nathan fowkes 1-stroke-presto-masterpiece quality about it. love the layers of terrain and water zig-zagging back into the watery "beyond" but then the living-breathing-here-and-now boat (that belongs to someone!!!) being danced by water before us.

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Anonymous. I can't say enough about how important my wife and daughter are to what I do. I always appreciate their support.
Thanks for your comments on the marsh painting. I appreciate all of the time that you put into viewing and thinking about my work.
Yes, the sand in the dinghy painting was wet. The top left corner is the only part that the water had not covered at high tide. I'll have to go back now and see if that shows in the painting.
As far as "The Constance Sea" goes. I am not sure that I deserve a Nathan Fowkes quality, but thanks, I'll take it with a smile.