This was from a series of photos taken during a New England trip in 2002. When I got ready to paint this view of the lighthouse then, I felt daunted by the rocks that anchored the lighthouse. I revisited a number of photos and decided to make this one work. The lighthouse and attached buildings became an element that separated the rocks from the sky. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Bill Kreitlow

Pemaquid Light II - Between the Rock and the Sky

Watercolor painting on paper

Signed on front

24.25" h x 16.25" w 
0 lbs. 8 oz.



Bill Kreitlow
Ellicott City, Maryland

Getting to Know Bill

Bill Kreitlow is a longtime lover of watercolor. He began experimenting with the medium in high school, and has continued to explore its properties and test its limits. Bill uses translucent layers of paint to create the effects of light, water, and atmosphere. His images capture serene natural vistas at seemingly magical moments. Bill finds inspiration in glassy water and wispy clouds, and uses his own photographs taken on day trips and vacations as source material. Though the images are a great starting point, the final paintings are always subject to Bill’s own interpretive lens.