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Old 01-03-2018, 01:48 AM
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Bodie Island Lighthouse

Some years ago I did a gouache painting of this subject, based on a photograph I took while vacationing on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Recently I did this watercolor version of the same scene. I just paint for fun and relaxation, but C&C is welcome.

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Old 01-03-2018, 04:33 AM
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Re: Bodie Island Lighthouse

Prima, the size comparison!
Maybe amplify the shadows?

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Re: Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Prima, the size comparison!
Maybe amplify the shadows?

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Ernst, the little building at the base of the tower is dwarfed by the tower. In real life it looks like a toy doll house. Very strange. The tower is tall because it must be seen far out into the ocean. This area is called the "graveyard of the Atlantic." The islands were originally inhabited by shipwreck victims.

I agree about the shadows. I need to work on that.

Thanks for the comments.

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Re: Bodie Island Lighthouse

Lovely.
I was at Bodie Lighthouse this past August at dusk and took photos...
your painting has inspired me to paint it from one of those pictures.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:39 PM
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Re: Bodie Island Lighthouse

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Lovely.
I was at Bodie Lighthouse this past August at dusk and took photos...
your painting has inspired me to paint it from one of those pictures.

Thank you. It's a fun subject.

One of these days I may try the Hatteras Lighthouse. The barber pole stripes are interesting. It's a wonder that they were able to move that monster to its present location.
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