Maine Landscape

Abstract Maine landscape painting

Maine Landscape With Acrylics & Crayon

Thought I would share a new Maine landscape painting that depicts a scene in Stonington with several buildings, cars & pedestrians. The artwork is created with acrylics & crayon on archival paper, measures 22H x 30W inches. It's inspired from a photo reference that was taken while on vacation several years ago (see below).

What interested me the most was the white house with the red rooftop. For what ever reason I have always enjoyed painting white homes & buildings and this one is right in my wheelhouse.

How It Was Created

This piece developed over a few months. After starting the piece with the first layer I became distracted with some other projects in the studio and put it aside. After several weeks it became buried in the pile of ongoing paintings and I forgot about it.

Eventually I caught up with the to-do projects and re-discovered the painting. I was actually more inspired at this moment than before so, I put it up on the easel and started adding layers.

I have to say that I was either frustrated with the results, or I had some pinned up energy so I took it out on the painting by adding some intense crayon strokes. I then realized how tight my process had become from not practicing & doodling enough. I had spent so much time with other projects that my work had become stiff. Applying crayon in this manner was exactly what I needed and I think the painting captures that emotion as well as my attraction to the white house and red roof.


If you would like to purchase originals you can find them here.

Here is the image that inspired the painting.

Inspiration Image