Watercolor… Edward Hopper spent a lot of time in Maine and painted the Portland Head Lighthouse, on Casco Bay, Cape Elizabeth, in 1927… several times. He made such a fine piece of art, I decided I had to see this place for myself… and so… I visited early one bright sunny morning in July of 2012… and now I’ve painted it as well. It is as majestic a site as I imagined it would be. This light owes its provenance to President George Washington, who personally directed its construction . Portland Head was completed and lit in 1791. It is a tapered, conical, rubble-stone and brick tower, standing at 80- feet, with a fourth order Fresnel lens at 101 feet above sea level. An upgraded DCB 224 aerobeacon light, installed in 1975 and fog signal are active, owned and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. And… as I clambered around and explored the place… a toothpaste television commercial was being shot behind me… further down the path from this view. There were at least 60 people involved in that… their production included a catered breakfast… and I wasn’t invited… go figure… ???
Size of Painting: 12" x 16" ... a giclee print is 9x12" on 11x14" paper.
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