Tuesday, June 14, 2016


"Symbol Of a Musical Genius"
9" x 12" oil on canvas
by Jack Providenti

While I mostly paint seascapes & landscapes, I will occasionally do a portrait by request. Such is the case with this painting. I've been enjoying his music for over 3 decades, have always been intrigued by his mystique, but never knew more about him than the average fan...until I did this painting. Even though it was painted from a photograph, I felt like I met the spirit of the man as I laid down the brushstrokes that would do justice to his pride, dignity and delightful flipancy. To me, the story was in his eyes.

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? http://jackprovidenti.fineartstudioonline.com/

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. http://jackprovidenti.fineartstudioonline.com/

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 http://jackprovidenti.fineartstudioonline.com

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 http://jackprovidenti.fineartstudioonline.com

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 photo...my 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 & Dad...love 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 service...to 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!   http://jackprovidenti.fineartstudioonline.com/

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.