Lighthouse Sketches – Featured Art Prints

For anyone that has been following my blog or work, this will come as no big surprise. I have a penchant for black and white photography and find that it can create a different visual experience than color photography, even side by side with the same subject matter. I also want to add to that list, black and white sketches. This week, I am featuring two new prints recently completed and added to my B&W Sketches Gallery. They are of the West Point Lighthouse and the Mukilteo Lighthouse, both located in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Seattle. The sketching aspect creates a soft and warm tone as opposed to photography which plays off of shapes and contrast to create a mood.

The first print is the West Point Lighthouse. ย West Point Lighthouse sits on a piece of land that juts out into the Puget Sound and marks the northern end of Elliot Bay which lines the downtown waterfront of Seattle.

The second art print is of the Mukilteo Lighthouse. Mukilteo Lighthouse is located in the town of Mukilteo on the mainland across from Whidbey Island north of the Seattle area.


This sketching technique creates a soft, warm traditional look to buildings that have unique architectural elements. This type of print creates a timeless element and in this case honors the history of these types of landmarks.ย Thoughts?

I invite you to visit my B&W Sketches Gallery to enjoy these prints and many more.

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37 thoughts on “Lighthouse Sketches – Featured Art Prints

  1. Laura (Createarteveryday)

    Wow, Kirt! I love these! Were they done in pencil? Oh, so inspiring. I’ve loved lighthouses forever and a day. Wouldn’t it make such a cool project to focus on them. Of course, perspective comes first lol. Wow! Really amazing, and it think they are fantastic! Will you be doing more of these? Best wishes to you for these, but you don’t need them!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much Laura!! Actually they are done digitally…..I do all of my drawing and painting directly to a digital file….I love lighthouses and have a gallery dedicated to them using a variety of styles. I appreciate your feedback!!

      1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        I self taught doing it digitally years ago….sometimes I think it would be quicker free hand on normal media, but it is easier digitally to erase mistakes to try various looks before finalizing on the final version. For any one print I create, there’s probably at least 4 or 5 other renditions until I get it just the way I want it!

      2. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        I don’t mind…Photoshop as the basis….I have a multitude of plug in software that helps me create, draw, paint, etc. but everything I do funnels into photoshop.

  2. Sue Slaght

    I’m not the biggest fan of black and white usually but these have a very soft and romantic look Kirt. I can’t explain more than that but very effective to this untrained eye.

  3. lorriebowden

    I simply love these, Kirt…especially the first one of the West Point Lighthouse!! But I also love the color pop of the flowers in today’s post!! I guess I am wishy washy when it comes to your art…I LOVE IT ALL!!

  4. reocochran

    Your pencil sketching are lovely and detailed. My pen and ink drawings are hand drawn so lines are not always straight nor perfectly executed. My artist brother says my porches like like they might fall off the houses. Lol
    I drew more than 50 historical home drawings for 8 home tours in Delaware and Lancaster, Ohio. People like their “homey” appearnce and simple representations of the houses, Kirt. I can imagine how thrilled they would be to have your professional look. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you very much!! What you don’t see are the prints that don’t turn out very well๐Ÿ˜ฅ. For every one I post…..many were trashed with the “what was I thinking” exclamation ๐Ÿ˜ณ!!!! Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate more than you know!!


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