Monday, September 25, 2023

Shore Paintings 2023

“Sea Mist”, unframed, watercolor, 5” x 7”, $200

“Cape May Lifeguard Chair”, unframed, watercolor, 8” x 10”,  $175

“Cape May Beach From Walkway”, unframed, watercolor, 12” x 9”, $250

“Congress Hall Entrance”, unframed, watercolor ink,
5 1/2 x 7 1/2””, $125

“Wildwood Crest Beach, Late Afternoon ”,
unframed, watercolor,
7 1/2” x 5 1/2”, $150

“Wildwood Crest Overcast”, unframed, watercolor, 9” x 6”, $125

“Wildwood Crest Walkway Pier Walkway”
unframed, watercolor,9” x 6”, $100

All inquiries text, call or email:
Stephen D’Amato

Sunday, September 3, 2023

An Award Of Excellence, August 23, 2023

Maria, 2010, oil, framed 24 x 24 inches
Maria, 2010, oil, framed 24 x 24 inches

 I'm grateful to have received an Award Of Excellence, from the NJ Art Association, at The Morris County Library Exhibit. The exhibit was viewable from August 1st through August 30th.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Corner View


“Corner View”. 2023 Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. paper. 10 1/2 x 15 inches.

The spring/summer foliage offers partial views, which I find interesting and somewhat dramatic.
For inquiries call, text or email:
Stephen D'Amato

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Chilton Medical Center Award

Late Afternoon Light, 2023,watercolor, framed 28 x 22 inches

 I'm happy to have received an Award Of Merit at The Chilton Medical Center Exhibit, with the NJ Art Association. This show is currently can be viewed through September 8. All sales are handled through Chilton Medical Center and The NJ Art Association.

Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Pkwy, Pompton Plains, NJ.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Self-Portrait (May 2023)

Self-Portrait, 2023, 13 x 17 inches, watercolor on Arches 140lb paper.
Framed 18 x 24 inches. $600.00

I’m happy to have completed this Self-Portrait today. I have also delivered it to the gallery, which is featuring a Self-Portrait Exhibit for the month of June.
I chose to do more of an “environment self-portrait” this time. I believe it says more about me and where I make make art and where I have created my music. My favorite books and sketch books are also there.

The exhibition is at The Artist Framer in Cranford. Opening reception is Saturday, June 3rd, 6-9pm.


Thursday, May 11, 2023

"Late Afternoon Light 2"

“Late Afternoon Light 2”. Watercolor on Arches 140lb paper,
 Image size 19 x 15 inches. $600 Unframed or $750.00 framed.
It is currently framed, in a natural wood frame, 28' x 22", with a triple white mat and plexiglass. It can be sold framed or unframed. 

This painting is almost identical to the previous painting featured in the previous post, entitled, "Late Afternoon Light 1". Some minor differences and this on is much larger.


"Late Afternoon Light 1"

“Late Afternoon Light 1”.  Watercolor on Arches 140lb paper, 11.5 x 9 inches. $400.00 unframed.

The home on the left side of this painting, was originally owned by 19 century Cranford resident and developer, James Rodgers. It is one of my favorite homes in Cranford. I was particularly interested in the side portions of each home and the space they share between them.


Saturday, March 11, 2023

"Lamplight 2"

“Lamplight 2”. Watercolor 8 1/2” x 11”. Unframed

I wanted to include the warm glow of the staircase, from the train track, in this version. I was also interested in the darker blue sky and the warm lamplight.


“Lamplight”. Watercolor 10” x 14”. Unframed

This was painted looking out at the plaza in the center of Cranford. I was struck by the lamplight poking through those tall bushes and the trees around them.

"A Moment In Time"

"A Moment In Time", watercolor and ink, 8 x 8 inches.

 I painted this for the "Slice Of Life" show at The Artist Framer Gallery. It deals with the interaction of people sharing their time, together and apart from each other. The scene is featured around the Cranford town clock, in Eastman Plaza, Cranford, NJ.

The show is at the gallery for this month, March 1 - 31, 2023. Closing Reception on March 31st from 6-8pm. Hope to see you there!
The Artist Framer
116 North Ave West
Cranford, NJ 07016

"Night Lights"

"Night Lights". Watercolor and ink. 8 x 10 inches.

This house is around the corner from me and I've noticed it for quite some time. It used to have a somewhat haunted look, before the current owners renovated it, but still has the mystery for me.
A different view with this version below.


5.5” x 8.5”. Watercolor, ink and graphite. Unframed.

Small drawings and paintings available for purchase.

"Tree studies with the home on Claremont Ave."
8.5 x 5.5 inches. Graphite. Unframed.

"Cranford Clock at Eastman Plaza."
Watercolor and ink. 6.5 x 7 inches. Unframed.

"Cranford Clock at Eastman Plaza."
Ink and Graphite. 10 x 7 inches. Unframed.

"Sketch for Blue Skies Ahead."
Watercolor, ink and graphite. 5 x 8 inches. Unframed.

Raritan River with the Springfield Ave. Bridge.
Watercolor, ink and graphite. 10 x 7 inches. Unframed.

"Study for Lamplight."
Graphite. 7 x 10 inches. Unframed.

Monday, January 23, 2023


"Refuge", watercolor. 300 lb. Fabriano paper., 18” x 14”, unframed    $600.00.

 Our fire escape was a great spot to hang out during those warm, early November days. I was using crutches to get around and I was avoiding using the stairs to go out. I did look forward to sitting out here to draw, paint and do some reading. The fire escape was my refuge. The flowers, herbs and vegetables in the planters, were basically finished for the season, but some decorations and ornaments still remained. The reflecting sunset sparked my interest and I decided I would expand the perspective give it a wide, comfortable feel. This painting was my last studio painting in 2022.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

"Blue Skies Ahead"

 "Blue Skies Ahead"  watercolor   14" x 19"
 300 lb. Frabriano Watercolor paper
unframed  $600.00

This house caught my eye, with it’s wrap around porch and turret, viewed from around the weeping, Japanese, red maple. This painting represents a hopeful and positive outlook, while recovering from a hip procedure.

Small Watercolors from the fall of 2022

"Red Pansy"   watercolor and pencil   7" x 10" Unframed   $125.00


“Home On The Hill-2”  Ink pens and watercolor wash.
8 1/2" x 11" 
Unframed  $150.00

“Home On The Hill”  Watercolor and ink sketch. 4 1/2” x 9”.
Looking across the river from Sperry Park.
Unframed  $125.00

"Holly Branch"   watercolor and pencil   7" x 10" Unframed   $125.00

The Old Trailside Museum  watercolor with ink     8" x 5 1/2"
Painted on
the Watchung Reservation grounds    unframed $125.00

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Drawings and Paintings from Wildwood 2022

Some drawings and paintings from my Wildwood Trip 2022

"Route 66/Wildwood Boardwalk'
10" x 7"   watercolor and ink on paper   $125.00

"Wildwood Beach, Looking Southward''
5" x7" watercolor and ink on paper   $100.00

"Wildwood Motel''
13" x 9 1/4"  watercolor   $275.00

"Wildwood Gables Yatch Club''
13" x 9 1/4"  watercolor   $225.00

"Sahara Motel  Wildwood Boardwalk''
11" x 6  "  watercolor   $150.00

"Approaching Storm - The Jolly Roger Motel''
13" x 7 1/2"   watercolor   $325.00

Friday, August 26, 2022

"American Gothic 4- Cranford (backview) 2022"


"American Gothic 4- Cranford (backview) 2022"
Watercolor, 22” x 13”, painted on 300 lb. Frabriano watercolor paper
Unframed, $700.00

This painting is a bit larger than my usual size paintings. This backview, of the red house on the corner, really got my attention as the sun was setting. We’ve had some extremely hot weather for a few weeks straight, so painting a snow scene from last winter was refreshing. This home has continues to inspire me.

"Lifeguard on Long Branch Beach"

"Lifeguard on Long Branch Beach"

 Watercolor and ink, 10" x 7", 114 lb. paper, unframed, $150.00


Painted down at Long Branch Beach, one afternoon, in early August. A quick watercolor sketch of a lifeguard and his setup. Overcast skies on that day today and some drizzling. I did my best to shield the painting from the occasional rain drops, before finishing.



Sunday, July 24, 2022

“American Gothic 2 - Cranford 2022”


“American Gothic 2 - Cranford 2022”

Watercolor on 300 lb. Frabriano Paper, 14" x 10", Unframed $500.00

Another painting of this house on the corner. A different angle and a play on the light. I took a bit more time with this one.  


Saturday, July 16, 2022

American Gothic - Cranford Home

“American Gothic-Cranford 2022”. Watercolor and ink. 7” x 11“.
 $200 UnFramed

There are a few homes down the block that fit into the americana farmhouse, gothic look. They have a personality of their own and unusual for this neighborhood, which I find very interesting.

“American Gothic-Cranford 2022”. Pen and ink. 5 1/2” x 8 1/2“. 
$125 Unframed

Saturday, July 2, 2022

"Entrance 4 - Night"


 "Entrance 4 - Night"
Watercolor,  9 1/2" x 14", painted on 300 lb. Frabriano paper.
$600.00, Unframed
This is the final painting that’s entitled, “Entrance - 4, Night”.
A more studied and planned out version. Again with this painting, I am portraying sections of my building, that have become important and familiar in my everyday life. I choose to accentuate the light and dark areas to create a mystical drama.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

"Entrance 4 - night


"Entrance 4 - Night"

Watercolor, 6 1/2" x 10", 114 lb. Paper, $200, Unframed




"Entrance 4 -  Night"

Graphite, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Paper, $100, Unframed



Thursday, June 23, 2022

"Entrance 4 - Afternoon Sun"


 "Entrance 4 - Afternoon Sun",

 Graphite, Ink Pen and Brown Watercolor Wash, 7" x10", $200.00, Unframed

"Afternoon Sun, Late Spring"

Afternoon Sun, Late Spring,

watercolor, miniature on paper, 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" $85.00 unframed



"Fire Escape 2 - Into The Night"

"Fire Escape 2 - Into The Night".

Watercolor  8 1/2" x 11", 300 lb. Fabriano Watercolor Paper.

$300.00, Unframed


Blue Skies Ahead

Shore Paintings 2023

“Sea Mist” , unframed, watercolor, 5” x 7”, $200 “Cape May Lifeguard Chair” , unframed, watercolor, 8” x 10”,  $175 “Cape May Beach From Wal...