"Pleasant Pond"

Caratunk, Maine

Watercolor painting of Great Head and Sand Beach in Acadia National Park Maine by artist Beth Whitney | Downeast Watercolors

"Pleasant Pond" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney.  It's a peaceful view of the pond on a clear, summer day.

This painting of Pleasant Pond really highlights the glassy water surface.  It's quite a technical painting.  You have the water texture, clouds reflecting on the water, land reflecting (and some of the land is shadowed by clouds), highlighted ripples, shadowed ripples, and then the glow of light bouncing between the clouds and water.  And all the white you see is the paper as I did not have to pull out the gouache for this.

My Landscapes Gallery has more paintings of Acadia National Park and other scenic locations in Maine.

Watercolor on paper | Private collection