For whatever we lose (like a you or me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
~ e.e. Cummings
“Sea Beyond” 30Wx48H acrylic on stretched cotton canvas for the
Drops of Jupiter Collection
“Silver Springs” 30×40 acrylic on canvas inspired by a favorite Stevie Nick’s song
You could be my silver springs
Blue green colors flashin’
I would be your only dream
Your shining autumn, ocean crashing…
~ Fleetwood Mac 1977 ~
These hearts appear on one of the bedroom doors in my Mom and Dad’s house, which was the last family home that Dad built in Ocala, Florida back in the 80’s. He made all of the solid wood doors in their house. I think this is one of the greatest testaments to the love that my Dad had for my Mom. Thank you, Dad, and Happy Valentines everyone.
Third painting in my mini series, “Fish Tales.” This is a shad lure, which still has a snippet of fishing line attached in the ring to the left of the eye. Pretty sure this one saw some action.
“Fish Tales” is my latest mini series of 5×5 mixed media on paper works celebrating my Dad and the sport he loved. These are some of my favorite treasures – vintage fishing lures from my Dad’s old tackle boxes.
A memorable ride through the mountains of historic Georgetown, Colorado on the Georgetown Loop Railroad … Christmas time is here …
Family Q Christmas
“Palm Beach” 48×36 acrylic on canvas inspired by the lush tropical greenery on the southern Florida coast
Chilly days on Smith Lake in Wash Park
“Bare Trees” 30 x 40 acrylic on canvas inspired by the stately trees of Wash Park settling in for their winter’s nap … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“Autumn reminds us how beautiful it is to let things go…”
“Autumn Skies” 48 x 36 acrylic on canvas inspired by the captivating color bursts this Autum season in the mile high skies of Denver, Colorado … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
My constant inspiration …
Final touches completed to “Autumn Ascending” 30×40 acrylic on canvas inspired by the advance of Autumn’s seasonal colors
The newest addition to the Drops of Jupiter Collection, “Lavender Skies,” 30×40 mixed media (acrylic, oil) on canvas inspired by the lavender sunsets at Jupiter Beach and Denver Wash Park www.linda.quattrone.com
“Autumn’s First Snow” 48×36 mixed media (acrylic, oil) on canvas, inspired by the magic of Colorado’s first snow fall in late Autumn … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
The first Friday of each month brings out some of Denver’s finest at the Santa Fe Art District evening walk. These pieces are from the Colorado Women in Abstraction exhibit at the 965 Center for Visual Arts run by Metropolitan State University students. Students curate, assemble, install and promote these exhibitions in order to get hands-on gallery experience to help launch them into a career in the arts.
“Good art is timeless. It will assume a new relevance to each generation, and to yourself as you grow. It will connect to the past and feed the future. It has a simple and rigorous beauty that commands your gaze and thoughts whenever you look at it. The best work will break your heart. As a collector, you will know it when you see it. It’s personal. You will not have to be convinced by anyone to acquire it; it will be something you simply must have. It is like a good marriage that completes a feeling inside you, something that lasts forever and grows with time.”
Boats gathering for morning sunrise and another spectacular summer day on the southern Florida coast…
That’s a wrap in the studio this beautiful Sunday morning on the coast! This is the newest piece for The Drops of Jupiter Collection titled “After the Rain” 30×48 acrylic on canvas inspired by the lavender skies and aqua blue hues of Jupiter Beach after a summer rain. www.lindaquattrone.com
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
The last in my Indigo series for the Coastal Collection titled “High Seas” 10×10 acrylic on canvas … www.lindaquattrone.com
“Jupiter Gloaming” 48×36 acrylic on canvas for The Drops of Jupiter Collection inspired by the evening skies when the sun starts dipping below the horizon at Jupiter Beach … www.lindaquattrone.com
“Summer by the Sea” 30×48 acrylic on canvas for The Drops of Jupiter Collection inspired by endless summers at Jupiter Beach with palm trees swaying in the breeze against daily thunderstorms and showers, and breathtaking sunsets that provide a vivid backdrop to toast the good life … www.lindaquattrone.com
“High Tide” 48×36 acrylic on canvas for The Drops of Jupiter Collection inspired by the momentum of the waves crashing in at Jupiter Beach and high tide swooshing out … www.lindaquattrone.com
The latest for The Drops of Jupiter Collection titled “Vodka Tonic With Lime” 30×24 mixed media (acrylic, oil, ink) on canvas inspired by a favorite summer drink that’s perfectly paired with a shady palm tree ..
“Into the Deep” 24×36 acrylic on canvas for The Drops of Jupiter Collection inspired by the coastal waters off Jupiter Beach and the many layers of aqua and blue hues … www.lindaquattrone.com
“Seaside” 24×36 acrylic on canvas for The Drops of Jupiter Collection inspired by seaweed (called sargassum) rolling in with the tide on the shores of Jupiter Beach. http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“Down at the Sunset Grille” 48×36 mixed media (acrylic, oil, ink, pastel) on canvas for the Drops of Jupiter Collection. This one has taken a while to complete, and it’s getting a new name, too, in homage of a great hangout in my hometown. The Phoenix Grill, as it was called, was the place to hang with the gang in an area of town called Sunset or West End. The best memories … www.lindaquattrone.com
Hanging out in my brother’s worshop passed down to him by my late father… a day filled with memories.
Back home to the southern Florida coast to breathe in the salty air
“Uptown” 30×40 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by the city lights reflecting their glow on the midnight sky … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“City Sunset” 48×36 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by a fiery sun setting over an electric skyline … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“Downtown Patina” 36×24 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by the colorful patinas on old city surfaces … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“Red Rocks” 48×24 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by the sun striking noon against the Red Rocks … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“Acoma Passage” 48×24 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by the view of the Continental Divide from the 10th floor of our home at the Acoma … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
“South Broadway” 36×24 acrylic on canvas for The Denver Collection inspired by the vibrant colors that collide with city architecture and billboards … http://www.lindaquattrone.com
Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark, is a true geological wonder that spans 1,367 acres. The Park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest, and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak. The 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs reveal one of the most extensive pictures of earth history found anywhere in the United States.
“Falling Water” 10×10 acrylic on canvas for The Coastal Collection inspired by the unpredictable rising waves during high tide that sometimes create geysers through the rocks at Blowing Rocks Preserve
“Inlet Crossing” 10×10 acrylic on canvas for The Coastal Collection inspired by the beautiful turquoise runway from Jupiter Inlet to the Atlantic Ocean. The 400-foot-wide Jupiter Inlet is the local path for boaters to get to and from the Atlantic Ocean, and is know to be the most difficult to traverse because of the big surf breaking in the mouth of the inlet and the shallow, shifting sandbars. When the tide is running out and the big swells are coming in, it becomes extremely difficult and dangerous to maneuver.
The lighthouse stands 1/2 mile from the Atlantic Ocean. In 2008, Congress designated the lighthouse and its surrounding 120 acres as an Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in the National Landscape Conservation System, one of only three ONAs in the U.S.
While its turquoise waters are extraordinarily beautiful, Jupiter Inlet, at 400 feet wide, is the most dangerous inlet in Palm Beach County. Jupiter gets the big surf breaking in the mouth of the inlet, and what causes the danger is the buildup of sand – shoaling – about 1,300 feet offshore from the inlet. The flow from the Loxahatchee River emptying into the Atlantic Ocean pushes out to the sand, building the crescent-shaped shoal about 5 feet deep, making for unpredictable waves.
The lighthouse was built of brick shipped on barges from Philadelphia and then later painted red in 1910. Coastal lighthouses have different markings to enable ships to determine their location during daylight. The daymark for the Jupiter Lighthouse is red with a black lantern.