Sunday, June 5, 2011
A large studio painting done from a small plein air study. The title (the name of the lighthouse) refers to the large rocks made white by bird droppings. Painting this spot is a challenge because the large rock behind the peninsula fights with the lighthouse for center of interest. I tried to mitigate this by making the lighthouse really bright. Still not sure if it worked. The lighthouse is located on California's central coast. Incidentally, there used to be a glass covering on top of the structure, sheltering a large fresnel lens. When the operation was automated, the lens was removed and can now be seen in the center of the little town of Cambria.
A week or so until I can auction available art. Mike