Friday, August 7, 2009
The Lighthouse Keeper
This was posted previously, but only as a scan. It is a studio finish from a plein air painting made on the Oregon coast.
Did you know that lighthouses, back in the day, would burn whale oil or kerosene? And, what's more, they were as popular for tourists in the nineteenth century as they are now. Except, of course, the travel there was harder.
The gift store by this lighthouse had paper models of the lighthouses. I imagined using these, well lit, as studies for more paintings. Some day you'll see those here.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse.