"Sunset Surf"

Deer Isle, Maine

Painting of ocean waves crashing on rocks

"Sunset Surf" is an original Maine watercolor painting by Beth Whitney.

This seascape painting shows the views looking out over East Penobscot Bay, toward Harborside and Castine. It was inspired by a hike at the Barred Island Preserve in Sunset. This is my favorite place on Deer Isle. For those who know the area, Barred Island is directly behind where I'm standing. I've painted it several times.

It was a fun challenge to realistically depict the transition of the ocean from fairly calm to transparent ripples with some white surf action in the middle. I always learn something new in each painting. For this, I gained a deeper understanding of the textures and subtle color changes of granite. So beautiful!

You can see more Maine ocean paintings in my Seascapes Gallery.

Giclee prints are available in a wide range of sizes. Contact me for more information or purchase these through my Etsy shop.

Watercolor on paper | Private Collection