Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Nubble Light

I cant help it but once in a while I like to paint a lighthouse. This one here is the Nubble Lighthouse in York Beach, Maine... also known as Cape Neddick Light. It's a popular stop for tourists and artists alike. I wonder how many paintings have been done of this motif. So here is my version. I did not paint it in my favorite medium (oil) ...instead I used gouache, and a small format... just a quick study.

7.75 x 5.5" Gouache


AutumnLeaves said...

To live in such a place would be awesome, truly. I love the simplicity of this piece, Dennis. Definitely sets a mood for me. A most pleasant interlude.

Denny said...

Thank you Autumn.
Yes just being there is a pleasant experience, especially in the summer!
I took this photo back in October and many locals were there, just strolling around and some eating their lunch in their cars...a few plein air painters were scattered here and there among the rocks.

Rosemary said...

Very bold palette. This is really nice and a place I would like to visit. What is it about these light houses that keeps attracting artists to them? I really like this little painting, Dennis!

Denny said...

Thank You Rosemary

Tracie Brown said...

denny- for some reason I had to re-follow you... this is some great work!! love your style. my family and I went to kittery/portsmouth this past summer and LOVED it!! it is so beautiful up there. I have painted two small canvases from my photos already but have many more to go! :)