Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Two new Cape Cod paintings

Just sent these two new paintings of Provincetown off to the Addison Art Gallery in Orleans, MA.

I'm normally drawn to the grittier weathered look of the fishing boats when I'm in Provincetown. In my last few paintings of the town I wanted to explore the quainter street scenes a bit more.




"A Touch of Summer" 18x24" Oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$2,500. Framed. Available at Addison Art Gallery




"Dyer Street" 18x24" Oil, Frank Gardner © 2010
$2,500. Framed. Available at Addison Art Gallery

25 comments:

Terry Krysak said...

I just love the colors in Dyer Street, they create a wonderful atmospheric mood to the painting.

Frank Gardner said...

Hi Terry, thanks.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Frank these are great!, Once again its the subtle value shifts and color harmonies that do it for me.

Mick Carney said...

I very much agree with Dan but also love the way that you have selected views where the contrast of sunlight and shadow make beautiful already interesting scenes.

Perry Brown said...

Way to go, Frank. These are amazing.

Barbara Pask said...

I love love love both of these Frank. So interesting seeing you paint these new England scenes.

Katherine Muschick Schneider said...

Great sense of light and atmosphere. These should fly off the wall, Frank!

L.Holm said...

They are both gorgeous!

rahina q.h. said...

Absolutely stunning Frank, harmonious and atmospheric! I am in Boston and I notice you did these in Cape Cod. I would have loved to have had the time to visit there just to experience the light

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

these are both fabulous. I think you've outdone yourself with the atmospheric interpretation and divine color. The temperature and value shifts pulsate in the whites on Dyer Street. Lively brushwork and perspective, as well.
They're both top notch. The colors in Dyer Street bring to mind some of the Cape Ann painters.
Slam Bangin'!!!!!

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks Dan, you caught me, again.

Mick, yup. The light and shadow determined my designs. Thanks

Thanks Perry and Barb.

I can only hope Katherine : )

Thanks Liz.
Hi Rahina, thanks. The light is good out there on the tip of Cape Cod. The town itself is pretty fun and there is lots of good food. Next time try and get out there.

Hi Mary, thanks. Glad you could pick up on some of those subtle temp shifts in Dyer St. Easier to see in person, because they are real subtle.

The Windrush Gallery said...

Both paintings are great Frank! Like the new look of your blog. Come see us!

Deborah O'Keeffe said...

I love the paintings. I lived in Provincetown Cape Cod for many years. You have captured the spirit of Cape Cod

Marian Fortunati said...

Like the new look, Frank!!

They are both wonderful... my favorite is the first... Spectacular!!

Hodges Soileau said...

Frank, I really like these. Very nice control of the subtle value, and temperature changes in the light and shadows.

Frank Gardner said...

Thanks John! I'll get up that way as soon as I have a chance. Maybe I can make it in late fall.

Hi Deborah, P-Town is a great place. Thanks. I spent a lot of summer time out there as a kid and it's nice to be painting out there now on a fairly regular basis.

Thanks Marian!

Thanks Hodges.

Bruce Sherman said...

HI Frank!.... Good to see your work back on post!

These Cape Cod pieces combine a beautiful play of lighting effects and contrasting shadowed areas in both paintings!

Your tonal control and values are... impeccably... "Gardneresque" as I have previously mentioned!

Good luck with your show... and workshops!

Gooa Painting... Sales and New Horizons!

Warmest regards,
Bruce

Bonnie Heather said...

Wonderful colours! i love your work.

Susan Roux said...

I've been here many times. I'm represented by the Blue Heron in Wellfleet. I know the Addison Gallery. These painting capture the light on the Cape. Good luck with them!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

BOTH of these are beautiful, Frank - they really capture Ptown, but different and more interesting than the 'usual' Lobster Pot/ Ptown tower paintings! These say you took your time and really looked at the town. Beautifully rendered.

mike rooney studios said...

dyer st looking down toward the water is one of my fave streets too! did one for rowley. recognized the building in your right background area. great minds think alike eh LOL these paintings of ptown are great! you really captured the ptown vibe.

isabel said...

!!!!WooooooW !!!muy bella obra, te felicito.Un abrazo.

Rose Lefebvre said...

I love that painting Touch Of Summer. I want to walk down the path, open that peaceful blue door, and escape into serenity.
My life has been so turbulent and looking at it relaxes me so! I keep coming back to it over and over! Husband has frontal lobe dementia, permanently disabled, my hours were cut, we are scraping the barrel...that painting helps me to feel free from all the weight and worry.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Hi Frank..I haven't been keeping up with blogging lately, so a wonderful surprise to see these two lovely paintings! I love the desing in both..very powerful. As always your work is beautiful!

Mr. Seiler said...

very fine!!!

Sure seems to my eye some of the complementary palettes of Edgar Payne are detectable in your works...and a treat!