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Monday, June 13, 2011

Painting #12 First view of Admiralty Head Lighthouse (WA) - Claire

 This page was painted from a photo that my son sent me today of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse in Washington state .... as he passed by on his bike. He knows how I've developed an interest in lighthouses over the years. I looked up this lighthouse on the web to find out more about it. To my surprise.... I found out that my son's view of the lighthouse only captures the top floors. There is more that you can't see. Hopefully I'll soon get a closer look at this lighthouse so I can see the whole thing when I visit my son!

FYI... this was painted on handmade paper in a journal that I got last year (I'm in love with the handmade journal with a leather cover), but I am not very familiar with this paper. This handmade watercolor paper seems to act more like a sponge than the paper in the Moleskines that I'm used to. 

P.S. Here is the photo reference: 

7 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Nice to see this, Claire, you've been missed! Hmmm, I'm now intrigued to know what I'm missing....

Lovely sketch!

Claire M said...

Stay tuned... I'll definitely do one or more sketches once I get to see the whole thing for myself.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Love this, Claire! I also love painting lighthouses- I got into them when I lived on Long Island and we have lots here in CA to paint, too!
I love the red tile roof and the nice colors you used, it makes us look at the whole painting, not just one spot.

KAT said...

looks wonderful

Kelly said...

...beautiful, Claire! I always love you soft colors and style. I wonder if it would help to put a layer of gesso down (or something like that). I've never done that, but my hubby gave me some homemade rice paper that I'm going to coat with something.

Kristin said...

This should be a post card! This may seem small to you, but I really like the borders of the painting. They really give it a nice hand-done look. You did a nice job with the shadows of the building too.

Dora said...

This is a lovely piece. I envy those of you who can work so well with photos.