"Far from the Wolf" | The Maine Series

"Evening Story"  by Don Ripper,   30" x 36",   Oil on Board,   On display at Thos. Moser in Freeport, Me. thru October  10th, 

Far from the Wolf | The Maine Project    Part 1
Built in 1892 by John Godfrey Moore, is the setting for my latest project in Winter Harbor Maine.
Last fall marked the beginning of a commissioned project to capture the views surrounding the historic property known as "Far from the Wolf."    To live and paint in this grand house from America's gilded age while I explored Winter Harbor and the Schoodic Peninsula was a thrilling adventure.  
Did I mention that I would be alone in a 20 room house on the coast?  On the edge of Winter?
I was unprepared. 
I was unprepared for how powerful my affection would be for this intensely beautiful and yet unforgiving landscape.  I came to Maine knowing how to paint. I thought this project would fall in line with other commissions I have done in other beautiful places.  The reality was unexpected and brought to me a far deeper explanation of what people have been asking me for most of my artistic life.   Have you been to Maine?

"Wolf's View" | Winter Harbor.  By Don Ripper,  Oil on Board,  30" x 36",  On display at Thos. Moser thru October 10th, 2017

"Kinetic" by Don Ripper,  . Oil on board,   5" x 7".,  On  display at Thos Moser in Freeport, Me.  thru October 10th, 2017

"Wolf's View" Iron Bound Island,  by Don Ripper Ripper,  18" x 24",  Oil on Board,  on  display at Thos Moser  In Freeport, Me.   

Continue to Part II
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