"Ocean Drive"

Acadia National Park, Maine

Original painting of "Ocean Drive" in Acadia National Park, Maine by artist Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Ocean Drive" is an original watercolor painting by Beth Whitney showing the rocky shoreline in Acadia National Park, Maine. 

This is the view along the rocks on Ocean Drive, looking back toward Sand Beach and Great Head, Champlain & Beehive Mountains on the left. Thunder Hole is behind me a little ways. If you look carefully, you will see the coping stones that line the Park Loop Road. I love how the granite really came alive with texture and wonderful details (the key is using tiny brushes).

People sometimes use "Park Loop Road" and "Ocean Drive" interchangeably, but the Loop road really goes from the park entrance in Hulls Cove for the whole 27 mile ride, looping back to the start. Ocean Drive is the stretch that goes close to the water (Thunder Hole, Otter Cliff, Sand Beach, etc.).

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

My Seascapes Gallery has more dynamic watercolor paintings of Acadia National Park, rocks, and surf.

Watercolor on paper | $750 matted
Image: 12x18" | Size matted: 18x24"

This original watercolor painting includes a double archival mat (white on top, thin blue strip on the inside), and packaged in a crystal clear protective closure sleeve. It's ready to slip into a standard 18x24" 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.

  • Watercolor painting of Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park, Maine by Beth Whitney
    Matted painting

  • Watercolor painting of Ocean Drive in Acadia National Park, Maine by Beth Whitney
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