The Beehive in Winter, Acadia National Park, Maine. This beautiful impasto (Thick) oil painting on a Gypsum(Traditional chalk gessoed) birch wood cradled panel, was captured on a bright eye-aching February day just northwest of Sand Beach in Acadia National Park, Maine.
The mountain is called the Beehive and displays some of the most beautiful exposed pinkish granite rock in the state. The Beehive trail is one of the most popular trails in Acadia National Park for intrepid hikers who are often captured with binoculars trekking up the southeastern face for a spectacular rocky overlook. The mountain rises 520 feet above the tree line at Sand Beach to the top in the shape of a beehive-shaped dome and in the winter months some of the most exciting views can be rendured in the afternoon when the bright blue shadows define the craggy facade. Michael says, Few hikers if any attempt to summit the Beehive in the Winter Months because of how steep its trail is. But even from this point of view I like the perspective that many visitors overlook.
The view I have depicted in this painting is found at the far eastern end of Sand Beach. Many locals include this view in their daily walks as is seen in my painting, added to give a sense of scale and majesty. Michael has been painting in watercolor and oil for over 50 years in plein air on the Maine coastal and Landscape scene.
He graduated from Maine College of Art with a BFA degree, is a certified Maine Art Educator, and is represented by the Gleason Gallery in Boothbay, The Frame and Art Gallery in Falmouth, and the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, all in Maine. He has won numerous awards as a member of the Bangor Art Society near where he resides on Indian Island.
He is also an award winning signature member of the New England Watercolor Society where his coastal watercolors have delighted several galleries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been awarded two artist residencies in Acadia National Park, Monhegan Island, Baxter State Park, Crawford Notch in New Hampshire, and most recently the Allagash Wilderness Waterway in Northern Maine.
He has recently written and published a new book called. " 50 Plus One : Allagash Wilderness Waterway Inaugural Visiting Artist 2020" of which Carl Little writes. Michael Vermette is on a simular mission: to reveal the currents and energy of his surroundings, be it on Monhegan Island, in Baxter State Park, or most recently, along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. With a lively brush and an acute sense of motion and light, Vermette creates the harmony that runs adjacent to the natural world while rejoicing in its sheer magnificence.
This painting is quality all the way. Michael only uses pure oil pigments from Williamsburg, Blocks, and Old Holland. He only uses his own traditional Black Oil Wax medium that he makes himself and is very archival medium that brightens the paint and increases its viscosity. He also paints on a traditional gypsum birch wood panel (an alabaster stone coated wood panel) as the masters painted on.It is framed in a "Kiowa" gold and black Lacquer plain air frame that will presents the painting beautifully on any wall. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "michaeleartspirit2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.