Saturday, July 29, 2006

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA

Battery Point Lighthouse by David R. Darrow 10" x 8" (25.4cm x 20.32cm)
Oil on Panel AVAILABLEat Segil Fine Art Gallery

About This Painting

Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, California.

I am finally finishing the paintings I started on our recent trip to Portland, Oregon and back [to Carlsbad, CA].

We arrived at this location in time for sunset, and just had to get out and spend some time there. The air was salty and still, cool and peaceful. Not a sound could be heard but the gentle lapping of the tiny waves rolling in seemingly in slow motion.

But for the spinning beacon of safety, the entire location was lifeless as far as we could see. It was so very calming.

I tried to paint this thickly and expressively, with less detail than some others I do. I was particularly curious as to how to indicate the broad blanket of driftwood in the foreground just beyond the berm. All of it would soon be in shadow, and the little bits in the light were like gold nuggets gleaming in the setting sun.

I do want to go back.

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1 comment:

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