“Beech Mountain” 6″ x 8″ oil on canvas
Continuing on with a few small oil paintings, I enjoyed studying the landscape of Beech Mountain in Acadia, Maine this past week. Once again working from a reference photo I took from my last visit there.
One of the things I loved about the area were the expansive rock formations. There was such beauty within their grandiosity. Sometimes it was hard to internalize these beautiful masses and how they were formed over time and that I was standing there with them! It was quite marvelous to experience. I’m really glad I took so many photographs it was hard not too with all the amazing vistas around. And now I have some source material to work from when I feel the pang of Maine calling me between physical visits.
This particular landscape had a lovely combination of plant life and rock. I also loved the angular movement upward toward the right. So much fun to paint even though I didn’t get to paint it “en plein air”. I used a lot of color and brushwork to develop the textures and surface variations.