Friday, September 16, 2011

Cribstone at Lands End


This piece "Cribstone at Lands End" (24x30") has a bridge in the background with an interesting story. Well to me anyway.. Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia.

"For many years, the residents of Bailey Island, Maine advocated that a bridge be built to connect their island with Orr's Island. The town of Harpswell, Maine, which encompasses both islands, turned down the request. However, when the Maine Legislature drafted a law allowing the state and counties to fund bridge construction, a plan emerged to build such a bridge. A contract was signed in 1926, with construction beginning on the Bailey Island Bridge in 1927 and finishing in 1928. The engineer for the project was Llewelyn N. Edwards, bridge engineer for the Maine State Highway Commission."

If you would like to see this painting in person it is in Camden Falls Gallery, Camden ME. Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

a beautiful work of art: the soft colours and their application is so indicative of the subject and light... you have an uncanny ability to capture atmosphere in your paintings!

Jim Gibbons said...

I just saw this yesterday at the gallery....great work! It was my first time in there and fun seeing your pieces in person and in full scale. I over heard someone saying good things about you and giving a mini bio on you.
Cheers!

Mick Carney said...

More beautiful work. I'd love to get the chance to see things like this in person.

Dan Corey said...

Thank you Rahina! There was a bit of humidity in the air that day. I didn't realize I captured that..

Jim, thank you for taking the time to comment and go see the work in person. My photos have gotten better but still don't do it..

Thanks Mick, come on over! It's just a little pond to fly over.

Kyle Martin said...

Dan,
Amazing feeling of light. It doesn't get any better than this!

Kyle

Dan Corey said...

Thanks Kyle!