Peak Foliage at Martin Pond, Baxter State Park, Maine

$390.00

Artist:
Media: Watercolor on Genini handmade Watercolor paper from England
Dimensions: 18 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches

This bold painting of the spectacular fall foliage of South Turner Mountain from Twin Ponds only occurs a few days out of the year. Peak foliage happens so quickly here in the Northern parts of Maine that it is difficult to plan for, especially when capturing it in a painting en plein air. Add to that a one mile solo canoe paddle agains the Katahdin Lake northern winds and a three mile hike both to and from Twin Ponds and you have yourself a very challenging adventure indeed, never mind trying to capture it en plein air in a watercolor. Michael says,” This place is so remote that very few ever come to paint here. In fact this place feels as sacred as the popular Chimney Pond with the unique challenge of the size of the end of South Turner Mountain and it’s rockslide descending through the trees and into the pond. I was always told that this image was impossible to capture visually due to the height of the mountain to the pond. But that only intrigued me all the more.”

This bold painting of the spectacular fall foliage of South Turner Mountain from Twin Ponds only occurs a few days out of the year. Peak foliage happens so quickly here in the Northern parts of Maine that it is difficult to plan for, especially when capturing it in a painting en plein air. Add to that a one mile solo canoe paddle agains the Katahdin Lake northern winds and a three mile hike both to and from Twin Ponds and you have yourself a very challenging adventure indeed, never mind trying to capture it en plein air in a watercolor. Michael says,” This place is so remote that very few ever come to paint here. In fact this place feels as sacred as the popular Chimney Pond with the unique challenge of the size of the end of South Turner Mountain and it’s rockslide descending through the trees and into the pond. I was always told that this image was impossible to capture visually due to the height of the mountain to the pond. But that only intrigued me all the more.”