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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I love lighthouses! and remember a trip we took down the Oregon coast with all the wonderful lighthouses. I actually went inside the one in Crescent City, California. Just across the Oregon border. You have depicted them well.
Thank you very much Darlene…I think we did the Crescent City one also….my gallery has a lot more of them. We started in Northern California and worked our way up the coast…loved it!
It was quite awhile ago but I seem to recall it was supposed to be haunted. You could only get to it when the tide was out. It was the only time I was inside a lighthouse and went to the top.
Beautiful lighthouses, Kirt 🙂
Thank you very much Irene!!
These are beautiful, Kirt. I think I have a photo of one of these from a trip I took with my daughter up the coast. I love lighthouses.
I do too, Dan…can’t get enough of them!!
A lighthouse shipped from Paris? That certain not would have had some serious postage costs.
I like be lighthouses too. Perhaps growing up landlocked my fascination is fuelled by curiosity. Lovely images with your subtle technique Kirt.
Thank you very much Sue…I was surprised that it was shipped from Paris…had to of sailed around the horn in that era…amazing
That’s incredible Kirt. What a sight it would have been.
The pictures are so wonderful and full of realistic details, Kirt. I like this unique kind of painting technique. You are quite amazing with choosing lighting and angles which make things appear like “one of a kind!” hugs and hope sent your way. . . ❤ Robin
Thank you very much Robin for the kind words…hope all is well with you!!
I got the lighthouse love sickness! You just made me come back down with it! Ha! Ha!
Love the captures! Well done my friend!
Thank you very much Nancy…I love lighthouses and each of them…regardless of where they are located…look different!!
They really do look different. Each and every one!
I too love lighthouses. I will have to visit the coast again soon to enjoy these beauties. Thank you for sharing!
You are so welcome!! The Oregon coast alone is stunning!! Thank you for stopping by!!
What a gorgeous collection of prints, Kirt. So uplifting. Yes, I love lighthouses too. To me they are a symbol of hope, and hope is something the world sorely needs. Hugs!
Amen to that comment….the world does need hope and from my spiritual side…hope springs eternal!! Thanks for stopping by…as always good to hear from you! I am doing my weekly catch up, so you will be hearing more from me as I get to your blog!!
You’re so kind. No worries. There’s no such thing as late at Teagan’s Books.
Fabulous photos Kirt. Thanks for sharing
My pleasure…thanks for stopping by!!
I will again
Beautiful lighthouses! I would love to visit one someday 🙂 You captured them very well 🙂
Thank you very much Indah…I love lighthouses!!! Thanks for stopping by!!
YOU are AMAZING! I love them all! I love the negative space…they are so cool! ~amy
Thank you very much Amy for the compliment and for stopping by…much appreciated!!
Your work is awesome, Kirt! ~amy
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It would’ve fun in a back yard!! Thanks for the reblog Jonathan!!
Lovely! Lighthouses are fascinating. 🙂
I love lighthouses too! Your paintings are simply amazing… so life like. I love all the colours and details of the light houses.. 🙂
Thank you very much Gill!!
Very nice! I have always wanted to live in a lighthouse (preferably, a haunted one). Thanks for the share.
That would be interesting…it would need to be haunted and situated on a very rocky coastline with pounding waves crashing over the rocks….I think I could start a storyline here..😎 Thanks for stopping by!!
What a great lighthouse!! And I love your prints, Kirt! I recently toured a local lighthouse and it made me think of what it was like back in the day when they were used to navigate the seas 😁 Hope you are well 🌻
Thank you for stopping by Lorrie…appreciate the feedback!! All is well here….hope all is well with you!!
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