"Irises in the Fog"

Schoodic Point, Maine

Original painting by Beth Whitney of purple irises in the fog at Schoodic Point, Maine | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Irises in the Fog" is an original watercolor painting by Beth Whitney


A colorful stand of purple irises adds color on a foggy day at Schoodic Point in Maine. If you look carefully, you can see the waves coming in beyond the rocks. The glassy reflections adds wetness to the granite rocks on the shore.

I've had the reference photo for a long time, but wasn't sure how to tackle it (granite is hard to paint!). I'm so pleased with the way it came out. I like to have a 'startle' spot in each painting that looks almost like a photo. It usually happens with reflections or shadows. In this painting, it's the reflection at the center left. It was completely unplanned; I just painted the scene as I saw it.

This original watercolor painting includes a classic double white archival mat and backing board in a crystal clear protective closure sleeve. It's ready to slip into a standard 16x20" frame (not included).

Open edition giclee prints are available of this painting.

"Irises in the Fog" is an original watercolor painting by Beth Whitney


A colorful stand of purple irises adds color on a foggy day at Schoodic Point in Maine. If you look carefully, you can see the waves coming in beyond the rocks. The glassy reflections adds wetness to the granite rocks on the shore.

I've had the reference photo for a long time, but wasn't sure how to tackle it (granite is hard to paint!). I'm so pleased with the way it came out. I like to have a 'startle' spot in each painting that looks almost like a photo. It usually happens with reflections or shadows. In this painting, it's the reflection at the center left. It was completely unplanned; I just painted the scene as I saw it.

This original watercolor painting includes a classic double white archival mat and backing board in a crystal clear protective closure sleeve. It's ready to slip into a standard 16x20" frame (not included).

Open edition giclee prints are available of this painting.

Watercolor on paper | $495 matted
Image size: 10x14" | Mat size: 16x20"