Monday, May 4, 2015

Florida Botanical Gardens " Quick Draw" competition. First Place, Jack Providenti

I'm honored to have my painting selected for 1st Place at the Florida Botanical Gardens "Diggin The Arts" Qick Draw competition. We had 2hrs to complete a painting yesterday.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Painting Plein Air at Fort Desoto

Had not done any plein air in almost a year, so I forced myself to go to Fort DeSoto.....I"M BACK!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Honering A Love" by Jack Providenti

Honering A Love" oil on canvas 16" x 20"

"Honering A Love" I painted this from an old parents, married around 1938. For some reason, painting my dad was easy, but I struggled with my mom. Kept hearing her say " Jackie, my lipstick was darker, my hair had more curls!" Frued would have fun with that one!. Whatever...Here's to you Mom & ya both. By the way....just asking.....does an oil painting such as this seem like a good gift to a mom or dad? Husband or wife?

A Look At Love" by Jack Providenti

" A look At Love"
Oil on canvas, 12" x 12"

"A Look At Love" ....and a question. This is what two people look like when they are in love. I happened to be painting on the beach when I passed by the wedding. I was touched.....took several pics and did this painting. Now I'm wondering.....would it be a good idea to offer this as a special preserve moments such as this in a painting done in oils?

Finished this a while ago....

An intimate moment!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Early stages of a portrait

I think this is a good start. The dominant shapes in the scene are described, starting with the dark values and medium tones. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

"Downtown Gulfport" by Jack Providenti

"Downtown Gulfport"
8" x 10" oil on canvas
Jack Providenti

This started with a plein -air value sketch which was done in a very loose style. I took it to my studio and developed this painting from it. Not so loose anymore, but a worthy representation of the area with O'maddy's Restuarant & Salty's Bar. Right across the street from the bay.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

"Little Tommies Tiki" by Jack Providenti

"Little Tommies Tiki"
11" x 14 " oil on canvas
Jack Providenti
 Downtown Gulfport....just as the sun begins to set... great shadows!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Simplify A Scene with A Value Sketch

Did a quick plein air ( outdoor) value sketch ( black & white) of scene in downtown Gulfport. When it is done as a very thin layer you can get the values, then add the colors.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Downtown Gulfport, Fl

In Progress...

Just started this painting of a scene in dowtown Gulfport which is considered part of St Petersburg, but is a seperate municipality. I'm about an hour into it. This is what I teach: that if you build a good foundation the rest of the painting moves along smoothly. This is where I live....colorful artsy town on Boca Ciega Bay.

Monday, October 13, 2014

After The Storm

"After The Storm"
18" x 24"
oil on canvas
Jack Providenti

 Just finished...from a stormy sunrise at Pass a Grille.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Beach Cottage by Jack Providenti

"Beach Cottage" 
8" x 10" oil on canvas board
by Jack Providenti
Early morning at Treasure Island. The sun is rising behind the houses....such a tropical feeling.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Gulf Sunset...Last Phase

"Gulf Sunset...Last Phase"
8" x 10" oil on canvas board
Jack Providenti

 Don't you love that very last phase of a sunset when the sun shrinks and quickly dissapears into the sea?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Sunrise Silhouette" by Jack Providenti

"Sunrise Silhouette" 
8" x 10" oil on canvas board
Jack Providenti

Another moody sunrise down at St Petersburg Marina

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunset & Sandpipers

"Sunset & Sandpipers"
24" x 36"
oil on canvas, gallery wrapped

Just finished...."Sunset & Sandpipers", 24" x 36" oil on canvas, gallery wrapped. I previously painted a small version of this and decided to do it large and change the mood some.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Auctioning "Nova" Sunset Painting

I'll be putting "Nova" on my marketing lines, bring it to shows etc. But for a few days, until 7PM Tuesday, April 22, I'm offering to my facebook friends and blog subscribers as kind of an auction...just for fun. Bidding starts @  $ shipping. it is 2ft x wrapped ( painting extends to the sides). What the is a gamble...could be fun. Message me if interested.

Latest bid....$1200 9:30 PM Saturday, April 19

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Nova" by Jack Providenti

2ft x 4ft
oil on canvas
By Jack Providenti

Inspired by the most awesome sunsets here on Treasure Island