Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

This painting was done from a detailed plein air sketch and painting at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol, Maine. After getting all essential information down in my sketchbook I did this painting on a piece of Clayboard back at "Bold Colorful Life" which was the gigantic farmhouse where I was staying with my fellow painters, the Sons of Turner.


  1. Another thing that I forgot to mention is the usefulness of dropping a centreline down the lighthouse so that all the parts sit concentrically above one another. Love what your paint does on the clay.

  2. Thanks Mat!

    I did notice that the little top part of the house is a bit off centered to the right a bit. I think I was making a corrective edge and accidentally made it off center. So much for total control... lol

    The painting is now sealed and ready for framing.Thanks for the ellipse lesson - worked wonders for me... I'll also remember the eye level bit. That was really revelatory... FUNDAMENTALS FAIL...