Outer Heron Island

A lively sailboat makes its way past a granite-rimmed island in Maine as the tide is coming.


Outer Heron Island is a plein air painting, oil on Raymar panel, 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.6 cm), by Alison C. Dibble. This is an original, one-of-a-kind painting. It has already found a home. Thank you.

Muscongus Bay, midcoast Maine — I painted this by using my binoculars, and was focusing on the island when I spotted this lively sailboat working its way through the waters toward the safe harbor at Boothbay. It made sense that the boat had to be in the painting too. I was using color for the ocean waters based on tips provided by Donald Demers, master marine painter, with whom I was taking a two-day workshop. This color scheme included viridian, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and a touch of white. I completed the painting, except for a few tweaks, on site.

I admit it’s hard to let this one go. I love the subject, the colors, and the memories that go with it. Thank you to Don for his inspiring guidance.

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