1. "Mt. Chase," David Little 2006. Oil on canvas, 18-by-24. Little lives Portland but has painted in locations all over northern Penobscot and southern Aroostook counties. He was introduced to this spot, on Happy Corner Road in Patten, by fellow artist Chris Huntington, whose work also appears in "Upcountry." This is a view of the mountain looking north. "One thing that's really beautiful is the difference in looking at Mount Chase from Patten and then from the Shin Pond side," Little said. "I like the open space [in this view], and the way the mountain appears."
Directions: Traveling north on Route 11, Happy Corner Road is a left turn. To hike Mount Chase, travel Route 11 about 6.2 miles north of the intersection of Routes 11 and 159 in Patten. Turn left on Mountain Road, which is a rough private road, and travel 2.1 miles to a parking area. Rated a moderate hike.
Posted Oct. 10, 2008, at 10:38 p.m.
The trees outside Courthouse Gallery Fine Arts in Ellsworth have just started to turn, but inside Karen and Michael Wilkes’ gallery, fall colors are in full view. Their current show,“Upcountry: A Spectacular Muse,” shows off the fiery fall beauty of interior Maine in more than 70 paintings from 13 painters. Anyone with a hankering to get out of the house this fall can get to these places, too. Here is a selection of paintings from the show, with a statement from the artist and directions to these spectacular sights. Drive, hike, or create some art of your own. Rainy day? See the exhibit for yourself at the gallery at 6 Court St., Ellsworth. Call 667-6611 for more information.
Hiking directions, except where noted, and ratings are from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Mountain Guide, 9th edition.