Kayaks Off the Carpet – en plein air watercolor seascape painting with boats
Viewed from the hoist deck of the Cottage Park Yacht Club, two stored yellow kayaks, together with the bright red carpet and blue-green water, made a strong visual impact of primary colors.
Low Float at Donovan’s Beach – en plein air watercolor seascape painting with boat by Frank Costantino.
A daily vista for many residents driving out of town, this familiar red lobster boat has been moored at its dock for years, at one of the shallower edges of Winthrop’s inner harbor.
Sunset Symphony in Sea Marsh – en plein air watercolor seascape painting
A spectacular vista from an elevated location, the broad panoramic sweep over this protected marshland was enveloped in this dramatic sunset view – with the sky’s soft yellow, orange and pink glow.
Awaiting a Sail – en plein air watercolor seascape painting
Tendered at South Wharf, a docked sailboat presented its striking red hull, slender masts and ropes, teak railways and white deck and rails; extending its form and color in the reflection.
Windblown on Surfside – en plein air watercolor seascape beach scene painting by Frank Costantino.
A fun view of children and parent bathers enjoying the sun in different ways at Surfside’s vigorous shoreline. The upturned umbrella happened in an instant, and with the suggestive splashing of the surf, added a dimension of motion to an impression painted quickly without linework.
Foggy Light II – en plein air watercolor seascape maritime painting
An archetypal vista for many seacoast towns glimpsed during an evening’s overcast weather, this small Cape lighthouse was captured with various granulating blue hues, contrasted by the warm colors of the beacon’s diffused light and the tell-tale red ring at the top.
Pilot House- HYC – en plein air watercolor seascape maritime painting
A small control house on the dock of the Hingham Yacht Club has an overview of all the club’s activities and the extended harbor and its boats. The view was started at a higher tide, and the water completed at low tide.
Awaiting a Row- Ketcham’s Canoe – en plein air watercolor seascape maritime painting
Chesapeake Bay A backyard dock, accessing one of a number of creeks and waterways that feed into nearby Chesapeake Bay, the downward vista from higher ground provided a view to the homeowner's pier and the secured canoe, framed by the inviting aspects of...
Black Sloop- Boothbay – en plein air watercolor seascape maritime painting
Boothbay, ME At one of Boothbay's many coves, this majestic craft on a glistening sea was captured from a fleeting glimpse of light, water, sun and sail, without the aid of any line work. If one could always capture such glimpses with such freshness......
Piered Tender – watercolor maritime painting of boat and water
Winthrop, MA Observing the numerous levels of contrasts and dynamics from a higher deck, this simple tender’s vibrant turquoise innards seemed brighter, being offset by the tomato-red carpet runner and the muted green water. The dark shadows created...
Rainbow Fleet Nantucket – en plein air watercolor seascape maritime painting
Nantucket, MA On a mid-August Sunday, a flotilla of small single-sail Beetle Cat boats are annually paraded into Nantucket Harbor along the shore of Children’s Beach and the iconic Brant Point lighthouse. Assembled from around the island, an impressive...
Ship Dorthe – en plein air watercolor seascape painting of boat
Baltimore, MD Painted at an edge of Baltimore Harbor from a mezzanine level, this enormous freighter was servicing the nearby Domino sugar plant. The bright contrast of the yellow crane with all the blue remaining elements was the striking color...
Vizcaya Ventian Barge – en plein air watercolor landscape painting
Miami, FL From the steps of Vizcaya Mansion’s East veranda, which provides an expansive view of Miami's Biscayne Bay, this Venetian-styled private cove sheltered a concrete barge, recalling Greek or Roman trireme sailing ships. The painting was interrupted...
Little Harbor Skiff – watercolor maritime painting of boat
NANTUCKET Boat scenes are so numerous on Nantucket, that even artists find it difficult to isolate a subject with a fresh eye. The vibrant juxtaposition of this single sailboat with orange sail against the weathered gray building and rusted pilings, with...
Boston Light, America’s First 1716 – watercolor seascape maritime painting of lighthouse
LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, BOSTON HARBOR Painted during the 100th Anniversary Year of the National Park Service (NPS), and the 300th Anniversary for Boston Light, my two watercolors represent the natural resource of Harbor Islands, the great metropolis and...
City’s Gatekeepers, Boston Light – watercolor seascape maritime painting
LITTLE BREWSTER ISLAND, BOSTON HARBOR This second watercolor, “City’s Gatekeeper – Boston Light”, was derived from my many site photos and prepared at the invitation of the National Park Service (NPS) for its 100th Anniversary, and Boston Light's 300th...
Bowsprit Singing – en plein air watercolor painting of boat
ESSEX SHIP BUILDING MUSEUM, MA As part of the inaugural 2016 Cape Ann Plein Air Festival, the "Paint Essex Paint Out" encompassed a considerable area of this Northshore town. With about 60 national and local artists painting on or near the Essex Maritime...