White Elephant of Jetties Beach
Painted from life, this scene from Jetties beach (on the north side of the island between the mainland and Nantucket proper) finds a mother entertaining her two children at the iconic island landmark, the White Elephant Hotel. Located near the Brant Point Lighthouse and Children’s Beach, this stretch of shore carries a mixed feeling of family fare and summer attraction. The cool shadows and blues of the hotel’s branded deck chairs and beach umbrellas create a vivid centerpiece against a peaceful, plain beachscape. Void the foliage in so many Lovely seaside images, her traditional rolling vines, oats, and fair flowering dunes are exchanged here for the vacationing vibe of water coolers, lifeguards, and an intentionally lopsided casual energy in the swimmers’ body language and placement of chairs.
Dimensions: 24H x 30W | Medium: Acrylic on Canvas