Lighthouses were one of Edward Hopper’s favorite subjects. He first began sketching them as a student and later went on to paint a number of them in Maine, including the one pictured in this watercolor. In 1927, Hopper bought a car and summered in Cape Elizabeth, just south of Portland, and made several compositions of the lighthouse using conté, oil, and watercolor. Maybe you will find some painterly inspiration during your end-of-summer adventures!
Happy Labor Day! Scamp is taking a minute to remember the people that
this day honors, like labor leader John L. Lewis! He’s also Scamp’s
first cousin, four times removed! (Or 28 times removed? He’s not sure
how dog generations work.)