Ocean Park Temple

This was painted during the Ocean Park Plein Air Festival in July of 2014. One of the prominent buildings of Ocean Park is the Free Baptist Tabernacle Temple, a large meeting hall serving as the central gathering place of the camp. The style was similar to other prominent summer church "camp" revivals such those at Ocean Grove, New Jersey and Wesleyan Grove on Martha's Vineyard. I was struck by the shadows of the trees on the roof and their green silhouette against the sky. This small historic oceanside family style summer community called "Chautauqua-by-the-Sea" is affiliated with the Free Will Baptists. The site is located on Temple Avenue on Saco Bay, Maine.