Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Terra Nova" - I'm back

Have not posted in a long time. I'm still around. Painting, and taking a break from just posting stuff as soon as I finish it here on the blog. I'll eventually get it all up here for you to see.

Some of what I have been painting is for a two person show that I will be in with Gladys Roldan de Moras. The show will be at the M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota, FL on Nov. 5th. I will also be teaching a 5 day plain air painting workshop in Sarasota Nov. 8th through 12th. The cost is $600. and you can now sign up by contacting Crystal at the M Gallery. cwagner@mgalleryoffineart.com

I am heading to Sarasota Florida at the end of this month to paint with Marc Hanson for a few days. He is going to teach me how to be gator bait. I have never painted in Florida before and I'm looking forward to the challenge of some new scenery.

This painting is a painting I just finished of a boat in Provincetown harbor.


"Terra Nova", 14x18" oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$1,430. Framed. Available at Addison Art Gallery

21 comments:

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

That's one beautiful boat, Frank! So, are you back on the East Coast now?

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

A gorgeous boat, and a marvelous sky to go with it - exceptional!

Marian Fortunati said...

You've never been gone from my mind, Frank!!! Someone just said on a recent blog post that I must have really learned a few tricks from you.. Gosh I hope so.... I took your class TWICE.... You tried hard enough... LOL ;o)

All I can say is lucky, lucky people who take your class in Florida!!!

This boat scene is amazing!!!

AND.... I hope Marc doesn't really use you for gator bait... You know they are more ubiquitous in Florida than the rattlers are in Mexico!!!

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Michael, thanks. No, it's a studio piece. Will be on the Cape painting before too long though.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Claire, glad you like the sky.

Frank Gardner said...

Well, when I saw April 7th as my last blog post Marian I realized how long it had been. You are really doing some nice things these days. I can't take the credit for that. Your just working hard at it.
Yeah, I'll tie Marc's shoelaces together so he trips when he tries to run and they get him first.

David Seibert said...

Hey Frank, nice one...and congrats on getting with the blog - i haven't touched mine, gotta get it going.
Cheers-

Stephen Magsig said...

Frank, That is a really beautiful painting, enjoy Sarasota!

Dan Corey said...

nIce piece Frank! Im especially digging the masts and rigging, the way you wove them into the sky.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Love this painting--you will love Sarasota!

Dean H. said...

I live to see your touch in this boat painting, Frank! Beautiful as always.

Bruce Sherman said...

Hey there Frank!... Glad to see
"You" back posting! Looks as if "I" am amongst a legion of Frank Followers... who have awaited your return... on "baited" breath!

This Provincetown piece is one of my favourites... truly... a Gardner gem... no crown jewel!!


Lucky dog to be pushin' paint with Marc Hanson... another marvelous plein air master...whose work and work ethic... I deeply admire!

Good painting!... Good sales.... and Good workshopping!

Warmest regards,
Bruce

Pam Holnback said...

Really like the motion in this piece: into the painting w/ the dock reflection, up the dock pillars, across the dock, into and down the boat, then around. I went to Sarasota once in '69!

william wray said...

Nice work Frank! Just realized you are in Windrush too. Say hi to Mark H. for me.

rahina q.h. said...

Frank, just love your brushwork! excellent work.

Jesus Estevez said...

Great painting, happy to have found your blog. Inspiring

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks David. I've been bad about updating the blog lately.

Thanks Stephen. Sarasota was really great. Lots of painting and lots of peel and eat shrimp.

Thanks Dan! It was good to see you on the Cape.

Thank you Rhonda, I did love Sarasota and am looking forward to getting back in the fall.

Frank Gardner said...

I appreciate that Dean. Thanks.

Hey Bruce, I really appreciate your kind words too. Thanks for sticking around for my posts.

Thanks Pam.

Hi William. Yeah, I've been with Windrush since last summer. Need to get up there one of these days to paint.

Thank you Rahina.

Thanks Jesus, glad you commented so I know you are watching.

A.Decker said...

Wow. Reminds me of Emile Gruppe. Good job!

Frank Gardner said...

Wow A! I like that comparison a lot. Thanks.

Mr. Seiler said...

very nice Frank...