It's twilight. A loving couple embrace on a bench. Are they talking, or are they silent in contemplation? What might they be thinking? The light from a street lamp illuminates the scene, dotting the area with highlights and shadows. There's something in the air. Can you feel it?
Amid the hustle, bustle, concrete, and steel that make up Manhattan Island, Central Park is a welcomed oasis. One of the park’s most recognizable sights is the famous Gapstow Bridge. Having appeared in countless movies and TV shows, it is a major attraction, offering one of the best views of the NYC skyline.
In my painting, “Central Park in Summer,” the bridge stretches gracefully across the park’s lake. An enormous variety of foliage in the foreground acts as a lush foil against the cool, hard surface of the bridge. The city's skyline peeks through the trees.
Welcome to Central Park in the Summer
This framed Giclée print of the original watercolor painting "The Carousel of Life" by Gerard Bianco depicts a nostalgic image of the bright lights, the intense colors, and the excitement of a carnival carousel. You can almost hear the music streaming through the pipe organ. This symbolic scene captures the moment the horses wait for you to hop on. Should you accept, better hold on tight and prepare for a thrilling ride. Everyone loves the carousel!
Conveniently priced, the beveled-framed print is ready for hanging. The mat is hand-signed by the artist. The frame measures 15" x 12". The image size is 10" x 8". It's accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Hop Aboard The Carousel of Life
BRIAN'S BOATS - inspired by my God-Brother's photo taken at one of Maine's many charming seaports and villages nestled along the coast. Old fishing shacks, boats and buoys, perhaps a restaurant on the dock that serves lobster, brought in seconds before by a fishermen working the waters. A journey back in time. Sit a spell. Enjoy the peace and serenity of Maine.
Welcome to Brian's Boats
Old Stage Road Covered Bridge is a historic double-stone-arch bridge, which connects two New Hampshire towns and straddles the Taylor River between Hampton Falls and Hampton, New Hampshire. Each town owns one half of the bridge, which connects two large conservation open spaces, Applecrest Orchards in Hampton Falls and the Hurd Dairy Farm in Hampton. A dam and waterfall grace the site.
In the early 1800s, Old Stage Road was used by the Eastern Stage Company on its route from Boston to Portland, Maine. During high tide, the road was overflowed and impassable to pass. It must have come as some relief to passengers when the bridge was built in 1825. Repairs were done in 1875 and 1895, and the bridge was rebuilt in 1897. Nevertheless, with the surface and façade of the one-lane bridge in great disrepair, the Department of Transportation condemned the structure in 1998 and closed it to all traffic. This historic bridge was nothing more than a dilapidated eye sore at a scenic location.
Then, the bridge was given a new life thanks entirely to volunteer labor, donated materials, and approximately $45,000 of private funds from both towns. In December 2009, the bridge was open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In May, 2010, town residents celebrated the official opening of the rebuilt Old Stage Road Covered Bridge.
If you love covered bridges, New Hampshire, and remarkable stories of Americans rebuilding America, you'll want to showcase this limited-edition, hand-signed archival print in your home. Click the image to the right, or the link below to purchase a limited-edition print.
Welcome to Old Stage Road Covered Bridge, Hampton Falls, NH!
The latest additions to my New England Watercolor Paintings Series is one of New England's biggest secrets - Jubilee Park Covered Bridge in the historic town of Saco, Maine. The bridge connects Water Street to Jubilee Island Park, a beautifully landscaped island paradise on the Saco River where you'll find picnic tables, wildlife, summer concerts, and fabulous views of the river.
Now you can own a stunning limited-edition archival print of Jubilee Park Bridge. 19" x 15" image, hand-signed and numbered by the artist. The print is on heavy-duty watercolor paper and it meticulously captures the quality and colors of the original painting.
If you love covered bridges, you'll want to showcase this limited-edition, hand-signed print in your home. Click the image above, or the link below to purchase a limited-edition print.
Gerard is an award-winning artist, author, and teacher with over 40 years' experience. He is an associate member of the AWS. He holds an MFA in Writing. He studied art at the Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts. His portraits and illustrations hang in many corporate and private collections. He lives in Maine where he is hard at work on his next painting and book.
"I work in many mediums - oil, watercolor, pastel, engravings, printing, charcoal, and mixed media. I've never been hesitant about using the tools that will help me to communicate my intentions.
Lately, I work almost exclusively in watercolor, painting scenes along the east coast. I teach painting and design. I also work on commission. Let me know if you have a request."
"I'm often asked how I get my ideas for stories and paintings.
I'm inspired to paint out of love of color, value, line, and shapes. A face, a hand, a smile, a gesture, a landscape, a metal puppy on a game board.
Ideas for stories sometime pop into my head. Other times, the first line of the story yells at me, and then I feel compelled to write the rest of it."
Feel free to message me through the contact form below. I am available for commissions as well as talks, demos, and shows. Also, if you have any questions about the paintings, prints, or my services, or if you want to send a thought, I love to hear what viewers think of my work. I look forward to hearing from you. All the best! ~Gerard