"Motif No. 1 Reflections"

Rockport, MA

Painting of Motif No 1 Reflections in Rockport, Massachusetts by artist Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Motif No 1 Reflections" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney.

The famous red fishing shack is situated right in the heart of Rockport, Massachusetts. This view shows a final sailboat heading out for a day sail.  the open harbor with breakwaters. is looking straight out as a sailboat heads out to enjoy the beautiful day. I like the glassy water and the peaceful feeling it invokes.

Located downtown on Bradley Wharf, next to Bearskin Neck, Motif No 1 is reputed to be the most painted building in the world. I've painted it 4 or 5 times myself. My Great Uncle Joe painted the original building in the 1960s.

Open edition giclee prints are also available of this painting in my Downeast Watercolors shop on Etsy.

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

Watercolor on paper | $350 matted
Image: 8x12" | Size matted: 12x16"

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 12x16" frame (not included).

The pictures below will help you visualize the matted painting and give you ideas for choosing a frame. I recommend taking it with you when you go frame shopping so you can test drive several profiles and find one that speaks to you.

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