Author Archives: Paul F Frontiero Jr

“Let’s get Lei’d” DAY!


Today is May 1st

Happy Lei Day

In Hawaii it’s Lei Day!

From the Urban Dictionary;

Used when going to a beach party. Sounds extraordinarily similar to “laid.”

leid: The act of putting a lei (pl. leis) over someone’s neck. Usually accompanied by the speaking of “You just got leid.”

lei: one of those flowery necklaces worn at beach parties.

J1: Hey, J2, ready for the beach party tomorrow?!
J2: Oh yeah, im excited. We’re gonna get leid!
J1: You bet we are”

Paint Factory Rising Sun

Back by Popular Demand Paul Frontiero Sr. Paintings

Back by Popular Demand Paul Frontiero Sr. Paintings Before Ebay.

I got a lot of inquiries on my fathers paintings from readers that live out of town or state. 

so here are some paintings that I’m willing to ship. The sizes are 5″x7″, 8″x10″, 9″x12″

Shipping cost is $8.00 per painting or I will deliver locally for free.

Also contact me if you would like to set up a time to see more paintings this size and larger in Gloucester at:

These are the actual paintings available for shipping or local delivery.

These are just a small collection of paintings and scenes that are available. Just ask if you have a scene your looking for.




These paintings are 8″x10″ and are $125.00 each



These paintings are 9″x12″ and are $150.00 each

These paintings are 16″x20″ and are only $500.00 each. There are more scenes available; Beach, Surf, Harbor, Floral, etc.

Choate Bridge Ipswich 12″x16″ with fame $400.00


“Paint Factory” Art Rock Found 04/17/2016

“Paint Factory” Art Rock Found 04/17/2016


Hi Paul,
I’ve been trying to find one of your Art Rocks forever, but some other lucky person always found it first. Today was my lucky day! I read the GMG post at 8:30, raced over to the Fish Pier and drove right up to it. What a thrill!  It’s beautiful! Love the shape and feel of it. My husband loves it too, and we’ll display it proudly and happily on our living room mantle in Riverdale.

Hi Paul.  It’s fine to post tomorrow.  And many thanks again.  We love our Art Rock and will enjoy showing it to family and friends and telling them about you and the Art Rock story.  Thanks for creating great, unique art, the fun of the quest, and for making people happy!

Many thanks for providing the fun of the treasure hunt and for the treasure!
Best Regards,
Aileen and Doug Kern

Cape Ann Plein Air Informational Meeting



From “Cape Ann Plein Air”;

“We’re launching the First Annual Cape Ann Plein Air Festival!

Please join us for wine, cheese and information on Thursday April 21, 2016 to learn about this new exciting event that will “float all boats” on Cape Ann during the shoulder season. From Oct 10-16, 2016 Cape Ann’s plein air tradition will be the centerpiece as up to forty professional plein air artists compete for cash prizes during a week-long paint-out. This is a chance for ALL of Cape Ann’s arts, culture, and community organizations to collaborate and raise Cape Ann’s reputation as a destination for artists, serious art collectors, and art lovers.

Organized in partnership with the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, seARTS, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Essex Merchants Group, and you!”

Thursday April 21, 6-8pm
Rocky Neck Cultural Center
6 Wonson St.
Gloucester MA
Call 978-758-1210 for info

Keep up to date on what’s happening on Cape Ann Plein Air’s Facebook Page

En plein air

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]), or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: peinture sur le motif (“painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees”), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look. En plein air can also be used to describe other activities where a person partakes in an outdoor environment.[

My quick, easy and very portable Watercolor Plein Air setup

My quick, easy and very portable Watercolor Plein Air setup

Found On Ebay: Grumbacher Palette Talk Magazine

Found On Ebay: Grumbacher Palette Talk Magazine #65

My Father was featured in Grumbacher art supplies “Palette Talk” Magazine a few times.

Artists featured in it would discuss techniques that they were known for. They liked the way my father represented fog on the working waterfront.

I own a few copies of this issue that are not for sale.

The Photo on the cover of is the Infamous Gloucester Fishing Vessel “Judith Lee Rose”

Not a bad price for that issue. It was .50 cents back in 1986




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