Author Archives: Paul F Frontiero Jr

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




Where was I Painted?

I needed a change of scenery from my chair  So I got another painting out of the storage unit that my dad’s paintings are stored.

I removed the painting of “Good Harbor Beach winter” scene and replaced it with a painting my father did En Plein Air from the late 70’s of a Schooner docked in Gloucester Harbor.

Can you guess where this painting below was painted from?


Close up

Close up

CLICK HERE to check out information on my Dad’s paintings that are for sale


From Brother Walnut’s Kitchen

Brother Walnut’s “official Authentic  Irish Boiled Dinner”



1 head Chopped Cabbage
5 Chopped peeled potatoes
4 Chopped carrots
1 slab of Corned beef
Absolutely no flavorful Spices
Gloucester Tap Water

Toss all ingredients in a large pan.
Make sure all ingredients are covered by Gloucester tap water.
Cook on high for approximately 3 hours.
Boiling time may vary.
Just make sure all flavor of the ingredients are removed before
Your gonna need it.


Time To Pay The Piper

From the Urban Dictionary;

To pay a price that you deem high or unfair, but failing to pay the price often results in dire consequences.

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, who removed the rats from a town, and when not paid, he took their children instead!

“Don’t you know the Mafia collects protection here? If you want to run a business in this town, you have to pay the piper.”

By Popular Demand Paul Frontiero Sr. Paintings

I’ve received emails regarding my Dad’s Paintings and if they are for sale.

Now that the weather is better I will be able to show them to anyone interested in purchasing.

I have many left that are just sitting in the storage unit not being enjoyed.

There are just so many that can hang on my walls.

The sizes of the paintings range between 5″x7″ and up

The price range is $75.00 and up

Also I’m in the market for a used car a trade would be considered.

Here are some photos of some of the paintings that are available.

You can contact me by email



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