Black Point: Rhode Island Seascape, 36″ x 48, Acrylic on Canvas, 2015
by Charles C. Clear III
My inspiration for this Seascape painting is Black Point, a gorgeous stretch of rocky coast in Narragansett, Rhode Island. It’s located just north of Scarborough State Beach, and it has 44 acres and 3500 feet of shoreline. Despite that, Black Point is easy to miss and often overlooked. Access is from a small gravel parking lot on Ocean Road. A narrow path leads you through a leafy tunnel of thick brush and woods that soon opens into a wondrous seaside panorama. Point Judith Light is in the distance to your right; down the coast to your left is Bass Rock; and across the Bay is Beavertail and Newport.
The real beauty, though, is right at your feet: Massive slabs of granite and giant rocky outcroppings surround you in a surreal world of color, form, light, and texture; the rich, vibrant earth tones sizzle and glisten in the hot afternoon sun. Along the ridge a lush blanket of green is peppered with purple brush and yellow flowers, while overhead whispers of soft white clouds rest quietly in a pastel blue sky. The sea is always rough, always raging at Black Point. There are a symphony of blues that rise and fall as waves snake their way to the shore, then smash against the weathered rocks and explode into big white water clouds of spray and foam that dance and hiss and then disappear.
This original seascape painting of Black Point: Rhode Island Seascape is available for purchase.
Fine Art Prints and Poster Art Reproductions of ‘Black Point’ are available in a variety of sizes, and in a variety of media – including textured papers, canvas, even aluminum! Contact me for more information, and to discuss your specific needs.
Charles C. Clear III