Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Framed 10x8 Oil on Panel
The only lighthouse I had the opportunity to visit in Acadia was the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse. It is located approximately 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. Not to detour your visit, but the best way I can describe the size and scope of the lighthouse is ... “petite”. I was surprised, because many photographs gave it a grander illusion. On the other hand, I thought about the significance of this small structure being a guide for even the largest of ships.
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”…
One of the first original paintings my parents ever purchased was by M.H. Jacobs – as he signed his work ( Marvin Jacobs). I was a teenager at the time and we lived in Maine.
They met Mr. Jacobs at an art festival and said he graciously took the time to discuss his collection of coastal paintings with them. The composition of their selection was horizontal, with a lighthouse positioned near the top right side. Below it were cliff rocks and ocean extending to the left side of the canvas. The art was nicely framed with a dark wood trim.
Wherever we lived, the painting was displayed in prominent place in our home. I admired it for the details and soothing colors, hoping someday that I could learn to paint in such a way.
During our trip to Acadia this summer, I noticed souvenirs in Bar Harbor shops that carried prints, greeting cards, and other items with M.H. Jacob’s artwork on them. I had flashbacks. Here it is, over thirty years later, and his artwork still plays an important role in sharing the beauty of coastal Maine. Wow!