Sunday, March 16, 2008

Southport Island Bridge, 5" x 14", Oil on Panel, 2008 SOLD
This bridge connects Southport Island back to the mainland near Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Some good friends of ours moved here several years ago and we don't get down there to see them often enough. When we do, we spend a lot of time just driving around sightseeing. The bridge is a very old fashion style of articulated bridge. The bridgekeeper (whose house is pictured here in the right hand corner) has to manually open the bridge by walking a gear around at the center of the bridge, which turns the bridge perpendicular to the river and allows for boat traffic. This particular bridge was featured in the Cissy Spacek movie, "In The Bedroom."

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Notebooks said...

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3/17/2008  
Blogger rob ijbema said...

it is hard to keep up with you Cooper,so much good stuff going on,on your blog,
great sense of light in this one...must be the shadows.

3/17/2008  
Blogger Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Enjoying your posts, and sorry to hear about the Hopper cottage hanging in the balance. That would have been snapped up by one of our preservation
societies over here (UK). The Boothbay harbour rang a bell - I have an illustration of a painting by Chip Chadbourne of the harbour itself - guess it's a popular subject.
All the best with the shows.

3/17/2008  
Blogger Candy Barr said...

Fabulous bridge scene... and the dormers a few posts ago. (An aside to say how much I like the blue font color against the black with all of your paintings too!)

3/18/2008  
Blogger Jennifer McChristian said...

Great horizontal composition.
Love the fluid blush strokes and warm/cool color combinations.
Yay!

3/18/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thank you Rob. Right back atcha!

3/18/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Julie. Yes, it's too bad we don't have such a strong preservation of our historical sites. Even Hopper's gas station is gone now.

3/18/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Candy. I was afraid it was too blue, but I liked the contrast.

3/18/2008  
Blogger Cooper Dragonette said...

Thanks Jennifer. Roads often seem to make for the best subjects, don't you think?

3/18/2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the 5 & 14 size of your paintings.

3/18/2008  

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