I am featuring four lighthouses today that are located along the Oregon and Washington Coastline. I did these art prints using a very (I emphasize the word “very”) subtle sketching and soft watercolor technique. The prints look like soft photography, but if you look closer you will see the architectural detail and landscape detail sketched to highlight it and the coloring has just a hint of watercolor blending.
These are just four of many lighthouses dotting the coastline of Oregon and Washington. I have featured them in order of south to north…north being the last one and the only one in Washington (just across the border from Oregon) of these four.
This lighthouse was a replacement for a prior lighthouse and became operational in 1894. It is located above the entrance to Winchester Bay. Wikipedia – here!
This particular lighthouse was built in Paris and shipped to Oregon. It became operational in 1873 and is located near the mouth of the Yaquina River near Newport, Oregon. Wikipedia: here.
Short, but powerful, this lighthouse became operational in 1890 and is located near Tillamook Bay. Wikipedia: here.
North Head Lighthouse is located in Washington just north of the Oregon border. Sitting high on a rocky promontory north of the mouth of the Columbia River and Cape Disappointment. Wikipedia: here.
I love lighthouses and try and take advantage of seeking any out in my travels. This series came from a trip my wife and I did when we lived in San Diego and decided to do a road trip to visit our youngest daughter who at the time was going to the University of Washington. We flew up to the Bay Area in Northern California and rented a car. After a brief stay in Napa Valley, we headed over to the Northern California coastline and took the coastal route up into Washington state. We visited as many along the way as we could and if you are interested in seeing more of my artistic interpretations of these and many more lighthouses visit my Lighthouse/Nautical Gallery. Thoughts?
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