"Somesville Bridge"

Mount Desert Island, Maine

Somesville Bridge painting by Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Somesville Bridge" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney.

The Somesville Bridge is located on in Somesville on Mount Desert Island, Maine. The white building is the historic Selectman's building, now a museum operated by the MDI Historical Society. The iconic white arched bridge is a favorite for photo shoots. Many people have their engagement or wedding photos taken there, and I know one couple who were actually married on the bridge.

Painters and photographers usually capture the view from the road, with flowers in windowboxes lining the fence.  I've painted it that way a couple of other times, but I especially like this view with the purple pickerel weed in full bloom. Pickerel flowers are like baby lupine (the most perfect flower).

Across the road is Somes Sound, a beautiful fjord dividing Mount Desert Island nearly in half. "Sargent Drive Sail" and "Somes Sound Lupine" show the waterway in summer.

My Landcapes Gallery has more paintings of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

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

This original watercolor painting includes an archival double mat (white on top with a 1/8" strip of green) and backing board in a crystal clear protective closure sleeve. It's ready to slip into an 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.

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