Monday, September 15, 2014
Point Wilson Lighthouse
"Point Wilson Lighthouse", 6 x 8 In, Oil on Museum Board
This is painting from Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend, Washington. I joined others from our group, Plein Air Washington, when we were painting the State Parks in 2013. I am unearthing these paintings in my studio. Even with Photoshop, it is difficult to get the image right. In the actual painting, the lighthouse is bright white, the trees are not quite so dark and the sky is maybe a bit darker and pinker. The brushwork is a different space in my hand/head. Sometimes there is meaning in just slapping on the paint. Here is the history of Point Wilson Lighthouse and one of my friends, Jane Wallis, painting on the beach.