Thank you for visiting today!
I have exciting news to share! I am going to be the featured artist at Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton IL for the month of August. I hope you can stop in to check out my work!
I started this lighthouse painting in art class and then completed it at home. It is obviously not abstract, but I have always loved lighthouses! Inspired by my travels to Maine and Newport RI, I worked from a photograph, but did add my own touch.
I started this piece with penciling in the horizon line, rock cliff and beach area. I filled the sky in with blues and whites that fade to a very light blue where the sky and ocean meet. The ocean was also filled in with a blend blues and greens. Gentle waves roll softly towards the beach. I detailed the lighthouse and the keeper’s house. The rocks and sand came next as well as the addition of the reflection in the tidepools. The finishing touches to this peaceful scene were completed!
I did live with this one for several days before signing. I thought I would put a sailboat in the distance, but that would be expected.
This piece is 11X14 and is Acrylic on board.