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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Memorable Paintings of the Forgotten Coast, FL....The Plein Air Paint Out

Very little text necessary....here are some gems from Frank's first week of painting, all of which I personally witnessed.  I'm back in CT, firmly planted in my "mom" role, while Frank continues to paint....he has cranked it up a notch, so I expect to post more paintings soon.  Here is more info about the event, the Plein Air Paint Out.

Billowing Clouds 9x12".  oil painting by Frank Bruckmann© SOLD

Sunrise over the Bayou.   11x14" oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©
Cloudscape at Turkey Point.  11x14.  oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Sunset from the Sandbar. 11x14" oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Porch Lights 9x12. oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©



Monday, May 16, 2011

Stowed Away!!


Frank was packing to attend the Plein Air Paint Out Event on Florida's "Forgotten Coast" and I was feeling a bit envious of his road-trip-painting-adventure that i've only heard about over the years....boats full of ice with oysters on the half shell, early sunrise paintings, Southern hospitality, oyster/tequila shooters, the "Forgotten Coast" in FL's panhandle, painting all day long, beaches and swamps and critters from the swamps and peepers so loud at night you have to close the windows,  being in our VW vanagon, with the ability to pull over and make yourself an espresso on a whim, meeting and painting with other artists and shmozing with potential buyers at cocktail parties, staying in very sweet accommodations....i couldn't stand it anymore!  So, i've stowed away, and our kids get a whole week long sleepover with their favorite neighborhood family!  win win x 2!


I'm writing from a particularly isolated patch of 95 in South Carolina. Pretty good time we are doing considering we left CT 16 hours ago and have only stopped for those necessary things, and one 2-hour power snooze. 


Giant chicken and the Vanagon at pit stop, N. or S. Carolina



Savannah at twilight.  Lots of live oaks with dangling moss...



Boardwalk at Summer Camp, outside Carabelle, FL

Frank getting to work at the Scipio Creek Marina




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Thursday, May 5, 2011

TV Spot promoting 14th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk, this Friday and Saturday!

Frank is one of the many artists who will be showing their work during the ArtWalk on Friday and Saturday this weekend.  Frank's studio will be open from 11-3pm on Saturday, May 7th. Give yourself a lot of time to visit the whole neighborhood and bring the kids and grandkids or whatever kids are in your life as there are going to be many kinds of art (painting/sculpture/theatre/moving theatre/music/fashion/singing) to celebrate at this event..... check out my TV appearance on Channel 3 in Hartford where I have no shame promoting our art, in this short video: Me promoting the ArtWalk


And go to the ArtWalk Schedule for all the details. If you come for the day, you will see our village at it's best and understand why Frank chose Westville, the people and the scenery to be the subjects for 2 entire bodies of work. Need a reminder?  Here is the Occupational Spirit series, and below is a piece from his West Rock Series, most of which have found their homes on the walls of our neighbors!
West Rock in Autumn  original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©