Jordan Pond is located in Acadia National Park of Maine. It’s a wonderful little spot that’s surrounded by pines and mountains (more like hills compared to the Rocky’s), a place that’s serene and peaceful. There is a nice little restaurant on the grounds so visitors have a place to rest up and of course take lots of great photographs of this charming place.
This is the second birthday gift for my husband – I had a place on the wall for two paintings and thought two of Maine would fit the spot perfectly. Plus my husbands chair is directly across from the wall so he’ll be able to see Maine daily – hope he likes the views cause this is it, lol! The first painting was Cadillac Mountain, ME.
This is an oil pastel (8×10) painted on a prepared gessoed hardboard, love the surface as it handles oil pastels nicely. For this piece I wanted to establish the value ranges of the scene since the mountains are so close to the foreground I needed a slight distinction between the two areas, so a black and white acrylic underpainting was completed. Hope you enjoy – being framed this afternoon for the big day tomorrow!
Reference images were from personal collection and Teresa Houston, photographer from pmp.