Paintings of New England Scenes
Nature & Man, Elm On Spring Street – en plein air watercolor landscape painting with tree
The gnarled, articulated trunk of this massive Elm tree, at the corner of Green Street and fronting a historic house, had a weighty presence suggestive of its age, perhaps beyond 200 years.
Gliding the Charles – watercolor landscape painting
After an enormous blanketing storm, this evocative winter vista of a cross-country skier perfectly captures another way the Charles River embankment provides connections to nature for the many residents of Boston, Cambridge and adjacent towns. Painted for the Charles River Conservancy.
3rd & 19th, Tedesco CC – en plein air watercolor painting of building and architecture
The former notable quarters of the Tedesco Country Club, now demolished, offers this unique view of its elevated 3rd hole, looking back to the course-ending Clubhouse entry, its 19th hole respite. It was painted plein air for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Auction, and is now a unique surviving record of a golf club’s glory days.
5 Hooper St Brick – en plein air watercolor painting of building and architecture
A commissioned work for the homeowners of their period brick residence, in the historic Old Town section of Marblehead, MA.
8 Hooper King Hooper Mansion – en plein air watercolor painting of building and architecture
Inspired by Frank Benson’s and Samuel Chamberlain’s earlier drawings, this tightly composed view of the mansion’s facade portrays the classical presence of this historic structure.
Abbot Hall Spire – en plein air watercolor painting of building and architecture
Marblehead’s majestic, iconic Abbot Hall is capped by a unique steeple-like tower and weather vane that appear almost graphic with its sharp angled forms, patterned roof shingles, and delicate, circular tracery of the vane – a dynamic vignette by itself; painted during the town’s annual Festival of the Arts.
Abbot Hall Enwrapped – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting
Marblehead’s iconic brick and stone civic structure, Abbot Hall, situated in the center of town on its highest ground, was undergoing much needed exterior weatherizing, pointing, and general maintenance.
Doorway to History – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting by Frank Costantino
A small vignette, in a complimentary color sheme with a contrast of nature and man-made, is of one of the oldest first period houses in America.
Flags Along Donovan Beach – en plein air watercolor landscape painting
A plein air seminar demo was an exercise in large shapes, quick execution and bold color. The movement of the flags, as suggested by its tatters, was of primary interest. The contrast of shaded houses and trees provided a dark backdrop to the flags and lawn.
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.
Strawberry Festival – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting by Frank Costantino
This watercolor was painted on occasion of the 100th Anniversary year of the 1903 founding of the Winthrop Improvement Association, now the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Association, WIHA.
Sundance at Lewis Lake – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting
Winthrop, MA A small pond, remnant of a larger marsh area, is where Winthrop's ocean harbor waters meet levels of fresh. The bordering houses and green pathways ringing the lake convey a tranquil place during an inspiring sunset. Purchase Options...
3rd Century’s Shadowed Facade – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting
The 350 year old Deane Winthrop House, a first period structure, the oldest continuously occupied house in the US is in my hometown. Its historic character suggests a nobility of age that is conveyed by this nearly full frame view of its east and south facades in a morning’s light and shadow.
Tiltings of Time – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting
A simple gesture painting of the out-of-plumb sides of a 350 year-old house, accentuating the wear of time on its structure. The brightness of a summer sun and strong shadows are balanced by the large areas of greenery and flowers. The historic first period Deane Winthrop House, Winthrop, MA.
Ack’s Hurricanes Earl & Irene – en plein air watercolor landscape painting
Moor’s End Farm, on Polpis Road is a family owned enterprise with many greenhouses, sheds, stands, and outbuildings, all providing intriguing subjects. The piece, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s work, was close to completion when high winds of the oncoming before Hurricane Earl on 8/25/10 nearly blew over my easel.
Civil War Monument – en plein air watercolor landscape painting by Frank Costantino
Situated in the middle of Upper Main St., Nantucket, this memorial is a most noticeable reminder of the lives sacrificed by Island’s soldiers in this nations’ most dreadful conflict.
Island Icon – en plein air watercolor landscape building painting
Set in the center of Main St. Nantucket, the Town’s weathered patina Memorial planter, always seasonally decorated, has become one of the welcoming sights to the historic island, as well as an enduring symbol of its traditions.
Nantucket Lantern – en plein air watercolor painting
An extended shadow of an ovoid lantern, distorted by the sun’s angle into a transluscent reshaped ellipse, was portrayed essentially as a duo-color palette, with analogous accents.