© copyright 2018 JONATHAN NURMI FRANK WASHINGTON DC USA
famous Burnt Sienna under-painting.
                                                                                                                JONATHAN NURMI FRANK   
The composition is my contemporary interpretation of the nautical decor genre with a folk twist. The technique is in the traditional Baroque Italian style with the
       famous Burnt Sienna under-painting
mixture of turpentine and Dammar varnish to achieve a variety of illusions.
Floutin with Disorder is a centrist vision of my interpretation of the tropical pirate art of the past.
New York inspired me to pursue my artistic projects at all times. I was commercial screen-printer by trade for many years in Bethesda MD.
 The first scene shows three sailors one Captain and two officers
 flanked by a turbulent sky with a muddy sun-rise. This styl 
    be a old cemetery. The location is on a bluff and includes seven pirates in various genre style looks and style.
It is much easier to draw on paper and get the shapes in order first. A very light imprint of the figures goes on the
canvas.

THIS IS TEAM

DISORDER!

CARIBBEAN TROPICAL ART

of the FLOUTIN kind…..

“THEY DID PROFIT FROM DISORDER” 

. The philosophy behind this style is very simple. The sketch is applied to the canvas by tracing the image on tracing paper with charcoal then making an imprint directly on the canvas. The charcoal outline must be very light so as not to show threw the paint. In next stage the under-painting is produced in the direct painting method. This stage is the foundation of tones that the colored layers will be directly applied to. Once we have a dry under painting we can begin washing layers of thin color over them. An artist uses a
Many different formulas have been implemented over the centuries. To embrace this style one must understand the transparent nature of the mediums and the oil paints. Proper adhesion of the layers can only occur in a dry warm environment.
  The first oil on canvas of Jonathan's is in the dimensions of 36 inches wide by 30 inches high. This part of the project was composed in 2009 and completed October of 2015. The composition is my contemporary interpretation of the nautical decor genre with a folk twist. The technique is in the traditional Baroque Italian style with the
 e of nautical art comes from my many visits to the National Gallery. I did recognize that with the storm comes lots of contrast and color. The men are most certainly moist, not soaking wet as that may confuse the viewer. It was my original intention to make a simpler sky only my research lead me to a more animated puzzle style of moving clouds. The foreground and mid-grounds are illumined be several sources of light: the horizon, sunrise and lightning. This style of dramatic light was a great challenge and not a choice that many would choose. The next addition to this saga is currently on the drawing board. For the new creation, I’m going with an oil primed canvas instead of the common acrylic style service. Many years ago, I was told by my instructor that oil primed canvases hold paint better and promote a very high level of luminosity unmatched by any. This creation is also a darker scene taking place in the early part of the evening. The new artwork shows a group of crewmen in what looks to
we can almost expect this kind of delays. Many months later and I’m in the final stages of glazing the figures. The finishing touches can take many months. I hope to be competed with the second pirate painting by the end of this summer 2018. In the mean time i will continue to update the site with new and insightful images of my work….       
As expected I had many small changes along the way that put me a little behind schedule. When we work from our imagination  
 This artistic creation is called “FLOUTIN with DISORDER” a series of Caribbean paintings by Jonathan Nurmi Frank. The second painting in this tropical series is due to be completed by the end of this summer 2018!
My father Abraham Frank a native of Southampton Long Island   
    In the springof 2008 I did decide to close my shop and pursue my seascape paintings full time. Although printing was my passion it was now time to do something else…..                    
 The reason for this because the
camera thinks the image is a real landscape.
Two different lenses had to be used to obtain the level of clarity seen in the original Pirate painting.
  The print is the result of months of research in photography and advanced printing for fine art.
 The drawings went very well. I did begin to paint the under-painting in July of 2107.    
© copyright 2018 JONATHAN NURMI FRANK WASHINGTON DC USA
                                                                                                                JONATHAN NURMI FRANK   
       famous Burnt Sienna under-painting
turpentine and Dammar varnish to achieve a variety of illusions.
New York inspired me to pursue my artistic projects at all times. I was commercial screen-printer by trade for many years in Bethesda MD.
 The first scene shows three sailors one Captain and two officers
    be a old cemetery. The location is on a bluff and includes seven pirates in various genre style looks and style.
we can almost expect this kind of delays. Many months later and I’m in the final stages of glazing the figures. The finishing touches can take many months. I hope to be competed with the second pirate painting by the end of this summer 2018. In the mean time i will continue to update the site with new and insightful images of my work….       
camera thinks the image is a real landscape.
 The drawings went very well. I did begin to paint the under-painting in July of 2107.    
As expected I had many small changes along the way that put me a little behind schedule. When we work from our imagination  
It is much easier to draw on paper and get the shapes in order first. A very light imprint of the figures goes on the
comes from my many visits to the National Gallery. I did recognize that with the storm comes lots of contrast and color. The men are most certainly moist, not soaking wet as that may confuse the viewer. It was my original intention to make a simpler sky only my research lead me to a more animated puzzle style of moving clouds. The foreground and mid-grounds are illumined be several sources of light: the horizon, sunrise and lightning. This style of dramatic light was a great challenge and not a choice that many would choose. The next addition to this saga is currently on the drawing board. For the new creation, I’m going with an oil primed canvas instead of the common acrylic style service. Many years ago, I was told by my instructor that oil primed canvases hold paint better and promote a very high level of luminosity unmatched by any. This creation is also a darker scene taking place in the early part of the evening. The new artwork shows a group of crewmen in what looks to
    In the springof 2008 I did decide to close my shop and pursue my seascape paintings full time. Although printing was my passion it was now time to do something else…..                    
Two different lenses had to be used to obtain the level of clarity seen in the original Pirate painting.
  The print is the result of months of research in photography and advanced printing for fine art.
The composition is my contemporary interpretation of the nautical decor genre with a folk twist. The technique is in the traditional Baroque Italian style with the
. The philosophy behind this style is very simple. The sketch is applied to the canvas by tracing the image on tracing paper with charcoal then making an imprint directly on the canvas. The charcoal outline must be very light so as not to show threw the paint. In next stage the under-painting is produced in the direct painting method. This stage is the foundation of tones that the colored layers will be directly applied to. Once we have a dry under painting we can begin washing layers of thin color over them. An artist uses a
Many different formulas have been implemented over the centuries. To embrace this style one must understand the transparent nature of the mediums and the oil paints. Proper adhesion of the layers can only occur in a dry warm environment.
Floutin with Disorder is a centrist vision of my interpretation of the tropical pirate art of the past.
 This artistic creation is called “FLOUTIN with DISORDER” a series of Caribbean paintings by Jonathan Nurmi Frank. The second painting in this tropical series is due to be completed by the end of this summer 2018!
  The first oil on canvas of Jonathan's is in the dimensions of 36 inches wide by 30 inches high. This part of the project was composed in 2009 and completed October of 2015. The composition is my contemporary interpretation of the nautical decor genre with a folk twist. The technique is in the traditional Baroque Italian style with the

THIS IS TEAM

DISORDER!

CARIBBEAN TROPICAL ART of

the FLOUTIN kind…..

“THEY DID PROFIT FROM DISORDER”