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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Two Successful Bruckmann Happenings….

October was a full month….Frank spent early October in PA painting bucolic landscapes, including Radnor Township's favorite (and perhaps soon-to-be-developed) Ardrossan Farm. He also sought out paintworthy farmscapes out Goshen Road, which we then hung up promptly, in time for our 6th Annual Landscape Event.

Citywide Open Studios in New Haven brought many neighbors, clients and unique visitors to Frank's studio, here in our backyard-artsy-Westville-mecca. For those uninitiated, Westville has gathered many many that are in the arts, and when we throw open our doors, as we do, annually in the fall for New Haven's Citywide Open Studios, and in the Spring for the Westville Village ArtWalk, it is a wonderful scene, as people flock in to see what these diverse artists have to offer .
Frank holding court in his studio during CWOS. photo credit: David Sepulveda.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

On the Road in Pennsylvania

Have you seen this van parked on the side of the road? Seen the man painting from sunrise to sunset? For a week now I have been getting daily updates of paintings that are brand new, just about finished, and everything in between. 

THE UNVEILING OF THESE GEMS!  And that date is: 

Saturday, October 12, from 6-9pm 
403 Waynesbrooke Road
Berwyn, PA  19312


 Working on these paintings simultaneously allowed Frank to take the most successful parts from each painting and put it in the other one,  therefore enhancing both.....

And below is a what a "block in" looks like. For instance, this painting is only a few minutes old. The very beginning stage when Frank is composing the paintings elements. Look at that late afternoon light...gorgeous

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monhegan Island Summertime

Below are a few of the paintings Frank completed while we spent 6 glorious weeks on Monhegan Island, ME.  And though the island is small, only 1.5 miles long, and with only 30 year round residents, the landscape painting opportunities are infinitesimal.  He's like a kid in a candy shoppe; only these decadent creations are like tonics on the soul!

Red truck at Fish House  16x20". original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Sparkly Water 9x12". original oil painting by Frank Bruckmann©

Wharf in Fog 9x12. SOLD

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Maine Islands, Summer 2013

We took a few painting and camping pit stops to different islands this summer, Mount Desert Island and North Haven islands, before our annual Monhegan Island retreat.

North Haven came recommended from some new residents, and a different summer visitor, so we had to check it out. It is much bigger than we imagined, had a wonderful town park and several painting possibilities.  Frank's quick oil "sketches" are below.

Firmly on Monhegan soil now since end of July, the light is gorgeous and Frank is busy painting. More to follow shortly.....
North Haven island cove, Maine, 11x14" July 2013. original oil by Frank Bruckmann©

Hay Bales on North Haven Island, Maine 11x14" original oil by Frank Bruckmann©

Home Sweet Home on North Haven. Across the cove is Burnt Island, one that is reachable on foot during low tide. 

Monday, May 20, 2013

New Haven Lawn Club- 50 Bruckmanns, all in one place.....

If this is hard to read, let me tell you the situation.....Frank is having a big ol' show at the New Haven Lawn Club, with 50 or so of his paintings from Connecticut and Maine. And, may I say, they look real goooooood there. The opening is this Wednesday, May 22 from 5-7pm.  The public is invited and if you cannot make the event, the Lawn Club welcomes you to see the show from 9-5pm daily. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Monhegan Island Workshop July 20-27, 2013

Come and paint the fabled Monhegan Island this summer with Frank, July 20-27, 2013. For decades, Monhegan Island has been on every artist's radar as the place to capture the beauty of the Maine Coast.  And through Frank's instruction, you will paint the craggy coastline, the quaint village, the working harbor, and Monhegan's headlands tumbling into the ocean. When you are not painting, you'll have the freedom to roam the 17 miles of hiking trails that grace this 1.2 mile long island (in typically fabulous weather), to swim if you can brave the cold ocean temps, take a morning yoga class, get a massage, read books from the island library and eat ice cream, lobster, and all kinds of decadence, in the few island restaurants.

Don't delay signing up! Places to lodge will fill up quickly, since July is high season, and you need to secure your spot in the class.  Click here to see the logistics on Frank's Website.

The kids and I will be there too, and besides painting we are always finding fun things to do, beach combing, picnicking after a long hike, catching the talent at the bi-weekly Monhegan Jamboree, harvesting and/or working at the weekly Farmer's market, jumping off the dock and innertubing in the harbor.

Rising Sun Lights up Gull Rock

Frank quickly painting the rising sun, August 2012

Thursday, January 3, 2013

COMPLETELY new Body of Work....NUDES....coming in February

For months, Frank has turned his eye,  hand, and palette to creating a whole new body of work that explores the female figure. He is exhibiting with stone sculptor, Gar Waterman, who is showing his Nudibranchs.  So there you have it, Nudes and Nudibranchs, or Nudis for short. Coming this February, to the Kehler Liddell Gallery in the Westville section of New Haven. There will be an opening reception on Sunday February 10th, and a few festive events following, which I will post soon.  Please join us!