"Stone Barn in Winter"

Salsbury Cove, Maine

Winter painting of the historic stone barn in Salsbury Cove, MDI, Maine by artist Beth Whitney | DowneastWatercolors.com

"Stone Barn in Winter" is an original Maine watercolor landscape painting by Beth Whitney.

This view shows the historic stone barn in winter, which is unusual for me. I normally paint happy summer scenes (winters in Maine can get long), but this barn really lends itself to a snowy backdrop. The roof, the cobblestones, granite, red trim, great doors, patriotic flag, and wreath all contrast beautifully with the bluey shadows in the snow.

For perspective, I took the reference photo after a big storm, and I'm across the street by the pasture (see the fence posts without the fencing?). The plow had only been through once, so I just filled Crooked Road in with snow. That's why it looks like the barn is a little further off the road than it really is.

"Stone Barn on Crooked Road" features a summer side view of the barn.

My Landscapes Gallery has more paintings of from locations around Mount Desert Island and more.

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. I think any kind of frame would work well with this because of the elements and colors. This would look great displayed in a room with lots of blue to pull out the sky.

  • Winter painting of the historic stone barn in Salsbury Cove, MDI, Maine by artist Beth Whitney
    Matted painting

  • Winter painting of the historic stone barn in Salsbury Cove, MDI, Maine by artist Beth Whitney
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