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A special watercolor painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas over wooden stretcher bars...a fun new way for me to express my love of color and my home state of Maine! The grounds of this lighthouse in Port Clyde are fabulous to explore...grassy knolls, pebbled beach, rocky shore. Searching for sea glass is one of my favorite waterfront activities, and while hunting one day I turned to see the lighthouse from an unusual perspective. Because of its unique and inviting ramp, Marshall Point Light is most often seen from the vantage point of approaching the ramp. This side view allowed the lighthouse keeper's home to reflect the setting western sun, as well as the time-worn rocks that support its foundation. Perspective is an important skill to master. How does one learn it? More importantly, how does one master it?
I call this one "Beautiful Friends" because each pear has its own personality. Look at the bright yellow one--third from the right. She's the one who shines brightly and radiates joy. The first one on the left, she's a little shy, but actively engaged in the group. The little red one, she just makes everyone laugh. Each one a bit different...collected together make a community of friends. Beauty is defined in so many ways. I prefer to seek the beauty of one's heart~~for therein lies truth. I had so much fun painting this one, that I just had to do it again:
Framed in muted green wooden frames, with custom double matting. $400 each.