Inspiration is all around every one of us. On the coast of Maine we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by many local artists and craftsmen. They find much of their inspiration from the world around them, and then we glean a bit more from their work.
One such artist (you may have heard of him) Andrew Wyeth, captures the feeling and look of Maine with ease.
Midcoast Maine is Wyeth country, and those colors that inspired Andrew Wyeth and his son Jamie are around us every day. Less than 2 miles from Lydia’s house is the Olsen house where Christina’s World was painted in 1948 by Andrew Wyeth. It is one of the best known American paintings of the mid-twentieth century.
This painting by Jamie Wyeth, Sea Pumpkin, shows the vibrant side of Wyeth colors.
Of course we are influenced by the ocean, lighthouses, lobstering, and the country homes we see as we travel everyday. The reds of the lobster boats and fishing shakes, the greens of the coastline, the warm whites of the cottages, and blues of the ocean are with us every day.
The colors change with the season, too. In the spring lupins dot the fields and roadsides.
While the turn of the foliage in the fall is all yellow, red, and orange.
Then there is the seemingly endless fog that is really Paris Grey in disguise.
Regardless of the weather or the season these colors inspire us on a daily basis. All you need to do is look out your window for a little insight in how to spruce up your home.