The Coast of Maine
19 plein air watercolors

Port Clyde Harbor (South)
12 x 16″, watercolor, 2021
$650, unframed

Hello Art Lovers:

You can typically purchase my artwork at the Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth. But once a year or so I have an online exhibit. Below is this year’s version.

— 20% goes to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund! —

All these are of the Maine coast, all painted outdoors onsite, all during the past year. While sitting out on a rocky little beach (Ripley Neck). Or in the middle of a field of poison ivy (Appledore Island). Or amid stinking bait shed debris (Mitchell Point). Or while the tide came in over my feet (Morrison’s). From downeast, to Port Clyde, to the Isles of Shoals, and various spots around Kittery. (Ok, ok… one’s from a couple years ago, and one’s in my backyard. Artistic license.)

Don’t miss the very last one at the bottom. It’s a tiny painting with a big story: the Addison Town Hall lady’s grandfather and John Marin, out in a boat, with a painting and some raspberries, in rough weather.

All these are for sale, unframed. I pay shipping and tax. I accept payment by Venmo (@William-Paarlberg), Cash App ($WilliamPaarlberg) or call me 207-439-1717, or write: billp@paarlberg.com. You can always see more of my work on Instagram: @billpaarlberg.

20% of proceeds go to the Marcia Abigail Ryder Scholarship Fund. This Kittery Art Association program provides college scholarships for local art students. Abigail was an inspiring and charismatic teacher at Traip Academy in Kittery. She was also a dear friend, always creative, always encouraging.

Thank you for supporting the arts!

Bill Paarlberg


Port Clyde Harbor (West)
12 x 16″. watercolor, 2021
$650, unframed

Port Clyde Harbor (North)
12 x 16″, watercolor, 2021
SOLD

Hancock Wharf, York Harbor
12 x 16″, watercolor, 2020
$650, unframed

Appledore Island Rocks
12 x 16″, watercolor, 2021
$650, unframed

House on Fryeville Point, Harrington
4 3/4 x 7 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
SOLD

Morrison’s Lobsters, Kittery
8 1/4 x 8 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
$450, unframed

Island Seafood, Badger’s Island, Kittery
8 1/4 x 8 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
$450, unframed

Island house off Hotel Cove Road, Ripley Point, Harrington
5 x 7 1/2″, watercolor, 2021
$375.

Mitchell Point, Milbridge
5 x 7 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

House on Marshville Road, Harrington
4 3/4 x 7 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

Columbia Falls, Columbia Falls
5 1/2 x 7 3/4″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

Harrington Town Pier
4 3/4 x 7 1/4″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

View to Carrying Place Cove, Harrington
4 3/4 x 7 1/4″, watercolor. 2021
$375, unframed

The Studio In My Backyard, Kittery Point
5 x 8″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

Ripley Point Beach, Harrington
7 x 10 1/2″, watercolor, 2021
$450, unframed

Ripley Point, Harrington
8 3/4 x 8 1/4″, watercolor. 2021
$450, unframed

Cape Porpoise
4 x 6 1/2″, watercolor, 2021
$375, unframed

Obby and Tony’s Service Station, Addison
4 x 6 1/2″, watercolor, 2021
SOLD
This is Obbie’s (“Like ‘Bobbie’ but without the B”) shop, in downtown Addison, Maine. He’s in the doorway. He’s been working here for 60 years. He told me his dad bought the garage lift in 1964, used, for $200. Tony, the guy standing in the garage (with his oxygen bottle), knew John Marin when he was little, and told us how to find JM’s summer studio, down in Cape Split.
A lady in the town hall told me her great-grandfather took JM out to an island, where the grandfather picked raspberries and JM painted. On the way back in the wind picked up and the boat was rocking and the grandfather told JM to protect his painting. JM replied, “To hell with the painting, save the raspberries!”