Saturday, October 22, 2011

I love painting near the coast and sometimes I 
will find that subject that isn't a seascape.  Here
I found an old rowboat beached by low tide in
Newport Beach,  CA.   This literally was right 
under my nose as I was walking over a small
bridge that is seen through the reflection in the 

Sunday, October 2, 2011


It has been a while since my last post,  I've been 
wrapping up my workshop schedule and can't wait 
to get out and paint.  The light is starting to 
change and the weather is cooling off,  perfect
for painting "En Plein Aire!"  
For those of you 
asking about workshops please check back,  I 
will be posting new stuff in late December or 
early January!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

"Eroding Cliffs" Sold
Summer is here and well,  why not paint the beach!
This scene was painted in  Laguna Beach.  One of my 
favorite spots for it's beautiful cliffs and azure blue 
waters.  This scene is steps from downtown so you
really don't have to hike around too far to be able to 
paint such breath taking views.

Copyright Frank Serrano 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Its been a while since I posted an urban scene so here
it is.  "Montrose Alley"  literally painted steps from my
studio.  I was on my way for coffee when I came across 
this great atmospheric scene and so without question
I ran to the studio got my supplies and headed 
back to paint. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Yes, it's urban!

Ok,  I know this is not an urban scene,  but
it's right in the the middle of what is urban
near my home.  Amazingly,  many people don't 
even know this place is down the street until
they see one of my paintings and ask where 
I painted it.  John Singer Sargent painted
lots of what was around him including subjects
like this.  I was definitely influenced by him.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

"Carpinteria Bluffs" Oil on linen,  7"x9"

I love painting the Coast where I live.  California 
has some of the most beautiful coastline anywhere in the 
World.   From it's white sand beaches in the south to the 
rocky cliffs of the north there is endless subject matter
for the Plein Air painter.

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Downtown LA",  Oil,  10"x9"

Friday, February 11, 2011

"7am Montrose" Oil 8"x8"
Painted on location near my home.  You can vaguely 
see Downtown LA in the distant fog.

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Burbank Industrial" 6"x6"
This was a recent study done locally in Burbank in
the late afternoon.  I love the abstract quality of this piece.
There is always something to paint.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


"South Rim" 6"x8" circa 2004
Available at auction on ebay.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Willows and Sage" 
Now available at auction on ebay.
This painting was done in the Eastern Sierra 
near McGee Creek and really shows the beautiful
colors of winter on a sunlit day.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Im currently starting on Downtown Chicago
 Street Scenes...Stay tuned!