Paintings of Winthrop and Local Scenes
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Blessed Brother Bill’s BBQ – watercolor figure painting
WINTHROP, MA Long overdue for realization, this view of Bill shows my youngest brother engaged in a favorite activity of barbecuing, amidst an aura of hazy smoke. He was grilling during a summer’s day in the backyard, and his presence evinces memories of...