Cadillac Mountain is the highest point on Mount Desert Island. In fact, it’s the highest point on the east coast and one of the many “bumps” that gives the Island its unmistakable profile when viewed from a distance.
Stopping at the top of Cadillac is on the to-do list of most visitors to Acadia, especially at sunset. From this vantage point, you overlook Frenchman’s Bay and the five Porcupine Islands (see my related close up paintings of the Porcupine Islands and Grant Park). You can just barely see the town of Bar Harbor.
I had great fun painting these clouds, and while I often gravitate towards scenes with compressed space (close up, no horizon line), I enjoyed creating depth as you move back in the painting from the immediate mountain top to the other side of Frenchman’s Bay.