Out on the tip of Long Island is a quaint little town called Montauk. Soft, sandy beaches churn up the Atlantic and the vegetation and humidity is thick. Take the road all the way past the town and to the end of the island and you’ll end up in a parking lot, and at Montauk Point, home of the famous Montauk lighthouse.
It was on such an occasion that we found ourselves recently, admiring the beauty of a structure that was commissioned originally by George Washington himself. The lighthouse is filled with rich history and legends, and of course, gift shop merchandise.
There are a number of trails surrounding the lighthouse, some that go to the rocky coast and some that submerge you deep into the lush New England greenery. This painting was created from one of those trails, looking up at the lighthouse. It invites the viewer in, to be a part of the hiking expedition. The sun was bright, but being late spring, there was still a slight chill in the air.
This painting is not that big, only 8″ x 10.” I wanted to create a textural feeling to the canvas, to reiterate the lush feeling of the environment. As with all paintings, I started with a rough under-painting in color. This formed the basis for my light and shadow patterns. On top of that, I was able to go back in and add details, such as leaves, blades of grass and sticks.
Prints of this image will not be made until the original is sold.
This item will be on auction until August 25th, 2012. Starting bid is $100. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your own bid. Highest bidder will win the original oil with a signed certificate of authenticity.
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