"The Japanese Lantern"

Asticou Azalea Garden

Painting of a Japanese Lantern nestled among rhododendrons, ferns, and pine trees.  Painting by Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Japanese Lantern" is an original watercolor painting by Beth Whitney featuring a view of the Asticou Azalea Garden on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

A small Japanese lantern is nestled among an array of beautiful azaleas and rhododendrons.  The Azalea Garden has the most wonderful collection of stone lanterns.  This adds hardscaping contrast to the lush foliage and flowers. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller garden and Thuya Garden also have a similar vibe.

If you look carefully, you'll notice the golden stream flowing behind the lantern, leading to the Lily Pond on the right.  The stepping stones are a fun shortcut to the sand garden (aka zen garden) and path on the opposite bank.  This is a wonderful garden to explore because there are so many hidden details.

For you history buffs, Asticou Azalea Garden includes many plantings from Beatrix Farrand's personal garden at Reef Point in Bar Harbor.  Half of her garden came here and the other half was used to establish Thuya Garden.

Open edition giclee prints are also available of this painting, and I have many more lovely garden landscapes in my Garden Paintings Gallery.

Watercolor on paper | $695 unmatted
Image: 12x18" | Recommend framing to 18x24"

Mat/frame are not included, but I recommend framing to 18x248". A framing professional can help you choose the perfect mat and frame for your home decor.

The original painting will be signed and dated; digital watermarks do not appear on the physical piece.