Piedras Blancas Lighthouse In California
Painting - Hand Drawn Digital Painting
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse is one of three tall lighthouses built on the California Pacific Coast. The 1st order Fresnel lens was first lit on 15 February 1875 and shone brightly for decades.
In 1949, a crushing storm blew in and destroyed the lantern room and damaged the Fresnel lens. The ornate railings were ruined.
The lighthouse was still needed but the best solution to salvaging what was possible became the order of the day: thus, the lighthouse was decapitated and a cement plug fashioned into the gaping hole. It is still in use with a rotating aero-beacon on the top along with GPS and radio towers.
I have chosen to paint the lighthouse in her grand days, as one of the most beautiful lighthouses to ever shine, anywhere.
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I am a digital artist who paints in the traditional sense: just with non-traditional tools.
Every piece of art in my gallery is original; not scanned; not a photograph. Using only the computer mouse, I draw every line, add every bit of shading, highlights, blending, and refining to finish a piece. All of the art is started on a blank white page in Microsoft Paintbrush. The finishing process is done using Photoshop Elements. The viewer is respectfully reminded all of my works are copyright protected and � appears on each piece together with my signature. Every piece is printed using only the finest of professional materials available, by a professional printing house. Rigorous quality control is employed to guarantee a satisfactory work of fine art. Open copies are now available on FAA with POD.
April 21st, 2010
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