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

Monday, April 7, 2014


While in the midst of cleaning up my sudio I just found two more 8"x10" oil paintings to add to the Spring Cleaning Special...$100 ea. Can be purchased through Paypal or with credit card. Message me if you are interested.

"Misty Morning"
8"x10" oil on board
From Davenport Mountsin, Datil, New Mexico

"Rabbit Brush"
8"x10" oil on board
From Davenport Mountain, Datil, New Mexico

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Spring Cleaning

Time for some Spring cleaning!

I'm reducing my inventory, and for a limited time I am offering these 8"x10" unframed oil paintings for $100. each. Message me if you are interested, or e-mail me at Can be purchased with credit card or through Paypal.

"Will It Rain"

"A Quiet Morning"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Sundance" by Jack Providenti

24"x36" oil on canvas
By Jack Providenti

Sunset Beach, Treasure Island, Fl. It was one of those incredibly peaceful evenings here, so I took some pics and put together this painting. 

Just Another Sunset by Jack Providenti

"Just Another Sunset"
8"x10" oil on canvas
By Jack Providenti
I once knew an artist who felt it was best to not paint sunsets because he believed the subject was overdone. Well, I disagree and am in the process of painting two more large sunsets