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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

St. Barth Art

This small series was painted last summer when we spent almost a month in St Barth, French West Indies....the beaches and vistas are tremendous, the food and language very French and chic, and these paintings are hanging in the lovely villa  La Belle Vie . check it out.

Road up to Vitet 12x16" -Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

End of the Day (Grande Fonde) 11x14" Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Pointe Milou 9x12"  Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Pointe Milou -  Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Around the Bend in Grande Fonde- Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Through the Guanahani Palms-  Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pose in long black dress.

This picture was taken after roughly 5  3-hour sessions of posing for New Haven's Brush and Palette Club. Frank wanted a "finished" portrait of me, so I fished out that black dress that I wore to everyone's weddings in the 90's, added some pearls (a gift for being a bridesmaid in one of those weddings)  my grandmother's earrings, and BAM...fancy portrait time.  Frank claims he has a long way to go, I will post it when it is "complete".

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SoNo, CT: Art-In-Windows Project

Frank lived in South Norwalk, CT for most of the 90's......South Norwalk still has some stalwart artists and advocates, mostly Dennis Bradbury, a visionary who has been touting all that is great about SoNo for decades. She curates the Art-in-the-Windows project through the Norwalk Arts Commission, and invited Frank to bring down one of his New Haven Cityscapes, an award winning painting that has left a huge empty space on our LR wall, as you can imagine...see pic below.

Clock Tower 40 x 62".  original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann.

In the living room with the Clock Tower painting reigning above.

As I mentioned, Frank lived in SoNo, in a really cool studio above the 3-Angle Liquor Store, just next to the busy and noisy train tracks.  Since he'd just returned from near a decade in Paris and different cities in Spain, he wanted to continue painting outside, and that is when he launched his SoNo series.  If you ever walked down Washington or Main Streets of SoNo in the 90's, you probably saw Frank, painting street scenes, chatting with anyone who happened by.  Below is an example.....and perhaps the only painting left from this era.  It is of Avery's which was a Jamaican restaurant, and it is the location where his art is currently being displayed through the Art-in-Windows project mentioned above.

Avery's. 18x24"  Original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann.