St. George Island Lighthouse

A lighthouse is a landmark that must be painted.

If an artist is near a lighthouse, she must paint it. We were on St. George Island after a few days of rain. The sky was clear and the air cool.  Since I never have painted a lighthouse,  it was time.   The dunes lead to the structure, which stands magnificently against the deep blue sky. The deep shadow on the left of the lighthouse adds drama to the painting. I tried to get a sense of the loneliness associated with lighthouses posted at the far end of a strip of land, but this particular place was anything but lonely…many vacationers were on the site, as well as a number of painters participating in Plein Air South.

St. George Island Lighthouse, 12″ x 9″ oil on panel plein air painting. SOLD.

 

 

 

 

 

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