Wyeth House, Monhegan Island
|Wyeth House, Monhegan Island|
8x8, unframed, oil on gessobord
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This house was built in 1906 for famous painter Rockwell Kent. Following Kent's death, Jamie Wyeth bought this beautiful coastal home. It overlooks Lobster Cove in the Gulf of Maine. The beginnings of the art colony on Monhegan Island, located 12 miles off the mainland, date to the mid 19th century and was firmly established by 1890.
I felt honored to carry a very heavy load of painting gear to this site, not knowing at the time I was painting a famed artist's home. It just appealed to me.
Maine light is very high key. Often the value of the sky is almost the same as that of the water. Imagine the difference for me as compared to my home in NM where one almost never sees the effect of humidity in the air.
|Lobster Cove on Monhegan Island|
|Rockwell Kent, Jamie Wyeth house on Monhegan Island|
|Village of Monhegan Island|
|Monhegan Island Light|