Today I made the mate to yesterday’s painting, as they will hang in frames side by side in our den. They will be replacing the two lighthouses I painted in the early 2000’s while taking a painting course. I intended to paint the same paintings but ended up painting one lighthouse in a closer view and the painting today is of a different lighthouse all together.
The size and scheme are the same as yesterday. I used the other half of the paper I cut to size to fit the frame and used the same medium. Started with a pencil drawing, painted with watercolors and finished but using pastels for a final touch. The sky is similar and scale is close so I think they will look nice framed and mounted in our beachy den!
Being from New Jersey and retiring to Florida makes it fitting that I would have a Jersey lighthouse and a Florida lighthouse displayed in our home.
Today’s subject is the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse which is located just south of Daytona on the eastern side of the peninsula on Ponce Inlet. We took a day trip and traveled down the coast a couple of years ago and took several photos which is what I used to paint this painting.
Happy with the final result as I had a plan when I started and very closely stuck with it.
Three weeks of painting and my confidence is coming along. I know I have to produce a piece and just move right along without fear of the white paper in front of me.