Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Painting Another Lighthouse




Painting a lighthouse that was life size would be a monumental project and I would never entertain that idea. The lighthouse I finished painting today I was commissioned to paint. It's a metallic lighthouse replica, approximately five feet high. I was very happy to get the commission, none the less the work was tedious and slow going. There is always something to be learned by doing work that you would not normally choose to do, mostly you learn about yourself I think, especially when the work is challenging.



This project is nothing like the usual kind of painting surface, nor the usual kind of paint I am use to working with. It was challenging enough to complete, but it wasn't something I could rush even a bit, so it was long and drawn out. I am very happy it's done and that I'm satisfied with the outcome.



It appears the past few years my life has been surrounded by lighthouses as a subject matter in the paintings I have been commissioned to paint, which is a good thing because it's given me a new and greater appreciation of them.



I forgot to mention the utilitarian purpose of the lighthouse is to be used as a recycling bin outside a coffee shop.

The video I've posted is of a magnificent spot close to where I live, called Cape D'or. I spent some time working there a number of years ago. It 's what I consider to be quintessential Nova Scotia.


2 comments:

thesycamoretree said...

Coolest recycling bin ever!

Catherine Meyers said...

Ohhh a big thank you Bev!!!