Wednesday, September 14, 2016

After The Sun Sets, by Jack Providenti

"After The Sun Sets"
Jack Providenti
8" x 10" oil on canvas

One of the things  I love about the Gulf Coast of Florida are the cloud formations. They not only compliment the inviting terrain of sand and sea, but are thenselves an event. I'll be painting a series of "Clouds Over The Gulf" here's the first. 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wildflowers On The Beach by Jack Providenti

"Wildflowers On The Beach"
Jack Providenti
12" x 16" oil on panel

 Once again...the reward for waiting for the sun to shed light & warm the beach.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Hot Beach, Cool Shade by Jack Providenti

"Hot Beach, Cool Shade"
Jack Providenti
8" x 10" oil on canvas board

This painting is about temperature, but not from a scientific viewpoint. It's about sensation...the simple pleasure of being in a cool space when all around you is ...really very hot. "Cool Shade" 8" x 10" oil on board, Sunset Beach, Treasure Island Florida.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Red Beach Umbrella by Jack Providenti

"Red Beach Umbrella"
Jack Providenti
8" x 10" oil on canvas

Sunrise and sunset happen quickly. Later, when the sun hangs in the sky, there is more time to paint a scene. This is a plein air painted early morning on the beach, when the shadows change with the rapidly rising sun.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Afterglow of Sunset by Jack Providenti

"Afterglow of Sunset"
Jack Providenti

8" x 10" oil on panel

"Afterglow of Sunset" 8" x 10" oil on canvas. Sometimes the best part of a sunset is the unique afterglow when your senses are surrounded by an amber haze, sometimes more intense than others. In this painting I am experiencing the scene from behind sea oats and various beach foliage to compliment the scene.

Monday, August 22, 2016

"Windswept" by Jack Providenti, from the Beach Life Series

Jack Providenti

16" x 20" oil on canvas

 It's one thing to observe & behold the beauty of Nature...but to observe and respond through painting her is an experience that is sensual & invigorating. The purpose of the painting is to share that experience.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

"Glistening Dawn" by Jack Providenti...more life on the beach.

"Glistening Dawn"
Jack Providenti
8" x 10" oil on canvasboard

"Glistening Dawn" 8" x 10" oil on canvas. When you arrive at the beach in the early morning and just know it's going to be a great day.I was moved by the contrast of the pinkish sky and green water.

Friday, August 19, 2016

"Amber Oats" by Jack on the beach

"Amber Oats"
Jack Providenti
8" x 10" oil on panel

"Amber Oats" 8" x 10 " oil on canvas. The beach changes moods from hour to hour. Here is an early morning, the sunlight beginning to tip the sea oats before spilling over to the sand and surf.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Sunburst" by Jack Providenti...sunsets on the beach.

By Jack Providenti
16" x 20" oil on canvas
Living is an event... if you let it be. In a painting one can capture the spirituality of the moment. Life happens fast. It explodes into a communication of that moment of beauty. A sunset parallels life in that it’s fleeting.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Honoring A Love" by Jack Providenti

"Honoring A Love"
oil on canvas

Not free wheeling or impressionistic, but a painting that I did from a photo of my Mom & Dad's wedding...I'm guessing, 1939?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

"Good Morning Sunset Beach" by Jack Providenti

"Good Morning Sunset Beach"
8" x 10" oil on clayboard

Finally got around to finishing this piece which I painted most of at Sunset Beach last Friday. "Good Morning Sunset Beach" 8" x 10" oil on clayboard.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Streams End At Sunken Gardens". By Jack Providenti

"Streams End"
8" x 10" oil on canvas 

One of our local treasures here in St Petersburg...the running stream at Sunken Gardens.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

"Sandpipers Watch The Sunset Too" by Jack Providenti

"Sandpipers Watch The Sunset Too"
8" x 10" oil on canvas
This was a study for a larger version to be painted later.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

"Aesthetic & Noble" by Jack Providenti

"Aesthetic & Noble"
8" x 10" oil on board

This exotic creature, some sort of Heron/Egret crossbreed showed up at the break of dawn on the fence in my back yard. about 3 ft tall.....did the painting from my photo.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

"The Morning Glow" by Jack Providenti

"The Morning Glow"
8" x 10" oil on linen.

 I have spent many mornings swimming and walking the beach here at Sunset Beach, Treasure Island. This painting, done from on site studies and photos, pays tribute to those magic moments. Available at

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

"Beachin At Fort DeSoto" by Jack Providenti

Beachin At Fort DeSoto
12" x 24" oil on canvas. gallery wrapped.

 I have a thing for umbrellas. The deep reds in this one caught me. There were people there....behind that dune, you'll need to use your imagination to see them! I was plein air painting there and saw this as I was packing up, so I took a picture and painted it at home. Available at

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.