“Bass Harbor Lighthouse” 5″ x 7″ oil on canvas
Maine is one of my favorite places to visit and it’s been awhile since I’ve been up there. My last visit was to Bernard, Maine for a painting workshop and on one of the days we visited the Bass Harbor Lighthouse. This lighthouse dates back to 1855 and is one of the most photographed lighthouses in New England. For more history click here.
In my time reminiscing about Maine, I came across some photographs I had taken on my visit to Bernard and decided the next best thing to being there might be painting a scene from one of the many photographs I took. I happened upon this vista and liked the arrangement and colors so I went for it!
I chose to paint on a small 5″x 7″ canvas panel I’m not sure why but I had so much fun doing it. In a way I felt a bit like I was there. Swirling around on the canvas with my brush and colors the memories came alive. I recalled my amazement at the pink granite rocks and beautiful evergreens. The lighthouse was quite spectacular tucked along the rocky coast and this angle was very appealing to my eye.
Painting has a way of taking me “away” almost like a vacation. I think that’s also something that I like about viewing original art it has a way of transporting me to different places within myself and within time and location.