"Acadia Morning"

Sorrento, Maine

"Acadia Morning," an original Maine seascape painting by Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Acadia Morning" an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney. This shows an early morning view of the mountains of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor from across Frenchman's Bay in Sorrento.

Sorrento is a beautiful village in Downeast Maine, on the way to the Schoodic peninsula. I've painted scenes from here many times. I like this particular perspective because of the perfect stillness of the sheltered water. You can feel the calm. The light is perfect for conveying that feeling of early morning, when the dew is on the ground and the air is slightly earthy. The bench invites quiet contemplation among the lupine and mallow flowers. I just love how the shadows on the right turned out (the sun is just coming up and kissing the island with light).

My Seascapes Gallery has more paintings of Acadia National Park and other coastal locations.

Watercolor on paper | Private collection