Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Studio Still Lifes

Apples and Pears, fragment.  oil by Frank Bruckmann©

Orchid and Brushes, fragment.  oil by Frank Bruckmann ©

There was a lovely and large crowd to celebrate "Studio Still Lifes" Opening Reception last Saturday Night. And on Sunday,   a crowd of about 30 sat for 2 hours to watch Frank build and paint a still life from scratch.  Many felt that Frank revealed so much about the process and loved receiving it.

Frank and I are grateful for those of you who walked in or posted or called or bought in support of this latest body of work for which he labored for the past 2 years.

The show remains hanging until this Sunday, March 19th. Please come and visit, during Kehler Liddell Gallery hours or by appointment.

If you have a group, students, friends, art lovers, who would appreciate seeing these beauties in the generous and elegant gallery setting,  just call us, 203-444-3100 for a private viewing.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

A Return to Celebrating ART, and all Things that Bring YOU Joy.

A reminder to STOP, turn off that which is angst producing, and LOOK AWAY, to see what BEAUTY you can easily find...music, art, the great outdoors, food and drink, and your dog....

Look HERE! click to enlarge and read below...
Apples and Pears, 24x30", original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Frank is finishing a new body of work, "Studio Still Lives" for a vast exhibit at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in Westville, New Haven, CT from February 16-March 19th, 2017.

The Opening Reception is scheduled for March 11, 2017, 3-6pm.  You must join us to celebrate beauty and Frank's paintings, and to clink your "glass" with neighbors and fellow collectors.

"Studio Still Lives" shows the extreme beauty of the most common of artists' painting supplies... luscious tubes of oil paint,  palettes with multiple layers of crusted over paint, chock full tabourets, well-worn paint splotched brushes, canvas pliers, myriad solvents in finger smudged glass bottles.  Always incorporated in these studio studies is some sublime addition from nature, a jar filled with apples and pears, an orchid stolen from our living room, a vase of forced bulbs, tulips and...poker chips? Yes,  some friends set up still lifes with objects meaningful to them. What objects are important to you?  Come and see how the everyday stuff of our lives become exalted when painted on the canvas...Bruckmann style.  Or at least to find out what the heck is a tabouret!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Get Ready for Gathering Outside Again.....and Monhegan Island,ME, Again.....

Spring is finally happening around here and it won't be long before you are seeking the shade of a tree, cool drinks and the company of friends clad in short sleeves....I can't wait. 
Dining Al Fresco.  original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Workshop group painting on the Island Inn Lawn, 2015

Frank is off to Monhegan Island, Maine soon to teach his workshop from June 4-10th.....students will stay at the lovely Island Inn just above the harbor and Frank is going to show them how to work hard....

Buoys, ME. 11x14" original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Monhegan Island Workshop in Maine: June 4-10, 2016

 Frank and the Island Inn on Monhegan Island, ME have teamed up for a second year for a full week of a painting workshop....a combination of hard work and rustic comfort, on this gem of a destination, 13 miles out to sea....

Would you love to get away with your easel and paint for a week in one of the region's most lovely places??? You can also hit the 17 miles of hiking trails, visit the Monhegan Museum up on lighthouse hill, beach comb, visit the library and read, shop in boutique stores, visit artist's studios, eat a lobster roll on Fish Beach, try Monhegan Brewery's latest home crafted brews, climb on a shipwreck, that is, when time allows....

....because you will be busy painting, as Frank barely takes a break, and you will learn a ton about blocking in  a painting, value, color, composition, and drawing. Here is the link for more information....

Priscilla Earl at Sunset, 22x36. Oil by Frank Bruckmann

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Facebook Group

Visit Frank's Facebook page for posts and comments from others who also collect and/or enjoy Frank's work. Please simply add your name to his group.

Below is a Nude painted while the New England cold wrapped all around his studio while inside it was cozy and warm...

Looking to the Left.  9x12" original oil by Frank Bruckmann©. 2013

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Studio is OPEN.....October 17th and 18th, 2015 12noon-6pm

Frank's studio will be OPEN to you and the rest of the world! October 17 and 18, as a part of City wide Open Studios, CWOS during the "Transported" weekend, 12noon-6pm.
In his studio you will find 100's of paintings, some finished and framed and ready to take home, some in process, some painted long ago, and many more as yet unpainted...all ready to be seen.fbruckmann.com
And on the topic of Open Studios, in the words of neighbor David Chorney, who has visited Frank's studio many times:
"Aside from seeing the studio of a highly accomplished artist, I have found this is also a great time to ask Frank all the questions you ever wanted to ask, regarding his process, opinions, questions about technique, and so many other questions you can learn from. Great opportunity to pick the mind of an artist, and Frank is very easy and willing to engage and give in that way."
at 418 West Rock Studio, New Haven 06515

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Local Color" at the Island Inn, Monhegan Island

Any chance you will be in Maine this summer??? If so, take the ferry out to Monhegan Island for hundreds of reasons, but this summer Frank has a  huge and wonderful exhibit, "Local Color" which is over 40 paintings from the past 5 years.  

The exhibition opened beautifully at The Island Inn on Monhegan on Tuesday.  Visitors are welcome to view this show during or in between dining room hours. I recommend bringing your own bottle of wine, order the beet/chevre salad and scallops with papardelle, so you can sit and enjoy wonderful food, service and ART all at once. All paintings (except those with red dots) are available for sale through the Lupine Gallery and will remain on display until Columbus Day, but don't wait that long to make your choice! 

fbruckmann.com is a great resource for viewing Frank's work as well.

Frank with 3 of his collectors
Frank with gallery owner, Jackie Boegel