"Motif Number 1" (sold)

Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts

Painting of Motif #1 in Rockport, MA by artist Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

Motif No 1 is an original watercolor painting of the red fishing shack in the heart of Rockport, MA

Motif Number 1 is a local icon and the subject of many paintings (some say it's the most painted building in America). In fact, many years ago, my great uncle Joe painted a large, wonderful watercolor of it, which hung in my grandparents' foyer for as long as I can remember. I admired the painting very much, but had no idea where the subject was located. Then one day as I was driving along the North Shore, I found it (and almost went off the road when I did)!

This is a classic New England scene. Motif Number 1 sits on the Bradley Wharf in Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts, right in the middle of everything. This was my home away from home when I was in grad school and working in Cambridge. It feels like any coastal town in Maine and it has cute shops, great art galleries, and lots of natural places to explore on foot.

While this painting has sold, "Motif No 1 Reflections" is available as a giclee print.

Motif No 1 is an original watercolor painting of the red fishing shack in the heart of Rockport, MA

Motif Number 1 is a local icon and the subject of many paintings (some say it's the most painted building in America). In fact, many years ago, my great uncle Joe painted a large, wonderful watercolor of it, which hung in my grandparents' foyer for as long as I can remember. I admired the painting very much, but had no idea where the subject was located. Then one day as I was driving along the North Shore, I found it (and almost went off the road when I did)!

This is a classic New England scene. Motif Number 1 sits on the Bradley Wharf in Rockport Harbor, Massachusetts, right in the middle of everything. This was my home away from home when I was in grad school and working in Cambridge. It feels like any coastal town in Maine and it has cute shops, great art galleries, and lots of natural places to explore on foot.

While this painting has sold, "Motif No 1 Reflections" is available as a giclee print.

Watercolor on paper | Private collection