"Witch Hole Pond"
Acadia National Park, Maine
"Witch Hole Pond" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney.
Witch Hole Pond is a beautiful spot in Acadia National Park. You can access it from several places, including the visitor center in Hulls Cove. I like the parking area by the Duck Brook Bridge (the one with the lookouts on the sides).
Contrary to the curious name, there's nothing creepy or strange about the pond. It's a very pretty walk that you can extend by taking various carriage roads along the way. Lots of people run and ride bikes there as well. I've seen beavers, muskrats, turtles, and many birds. Champlain Mountain is off in the distance - doesn't it look just like a turtle?
My favorite part about this painting is the wind. You can't see it, but you can see what it's doing (blowing the grass, trees, and rippling the surface of the pond). It's also neat beacuse the cool blue water contrasts beautifully with the warm russet and gold grass.
My Landscapes Gallery has more paintings of Acadia National Park and other scenic landscapes.
Watercolor on paper | $325 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. A nice brushed gold frame would really pull out the early fall colors in the grasses.