On his painting trips to Mt. Desert Island, Joel writes, “Even the presence of so many people cannot overwhelm the epic beauty of the place. I managed to find quiet places to paint a little off the track. One foggy morning, going to my spot, I startled a herd of deer on the road, and getting out of my truck I saw fine spider webs from the trees going across the roadway telling me that I was the first to pass that way that morning. Minute to minute, day to day a landscape changes completely. Even when the sea is calm, the barren rocks bear evidence of waves of immense size having ground away the Maine woods to their foundations.”
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Collection of the artist
(top stretcher) Joel Babb Otter Cliffs, Mt. Desert (from North) Vertical Version 2011
Illustrated on page 17 of the Vose Galleries exhibition catalogue
Lyric Suite: An Easel in the Landscape, New Works by Joel Babb, Vose Galleries, Boston, October 9 – November 17, 2012