And More Lighthouses…..

With last weeks picture of an abstract lighthouse, I thought it would be appropriate to go back to the lighthouse theme I did in August. I drew those lighthouses using an ink and watercolor technique. I have completed three more lighthouse drawings since those posts of Oregon Lighthouses, with these being in the state of Washington.


The first one is my rendition of the Mukilteo Lighthouse on the east side of Possession Sound in Mukilteo, Washington. The lighthouse is an operational navigational aid built in the 1950’s north of Seattle and just south of Everett. The Mukilteo location also sits next to one of the ferry terminals serving auto and pedestrian commuters between the mainland and the numerous islands in the Pacific Northwest.

West Point

The second one is West Point Lighthouse which is located in Discovery Park (Seattle, Washington) It sits on the north part of the park on a piece of land that juts out into Puget Sound on the north end of Elliot Bay (Elliot Bay is the body of water that downtown Seattle fronts opening into the Puget Sound).

Admiralty Head

The third and final one in the series is Admiralty Head Lighthouse constructed to replace the original structure in 1903. The location of this lighthouse marks the north end of Admiralty Inlet which connects The Strait of San Juan de Fuca with the Puget Sound (for ocean voyage between the port of Seattle and the Pacific Ocean, you would sail out of Elliot Bay into the Puget Sound heading north towards Canada sailing through theAdmiralty inlet to connect to the Strait of San Juan de Fuca which separates the two countries and then westward out to the Pacific Ocean).


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28 thoughts on “And More Lighthouses…..

  1. Dan Antion

    These are wonderful, Kirt. I’ve seen all three of these in person, while driving around and while on ferries. Thanks for bringing back some fun memories. I love the technique and the treatment.

  2. Darlene

    These are great lighthouses. I’m sure I’ve seen them on my travels too. I remember visiting Crescent City’s lighthouse and being given a tour inside which was amazing. That may be in California.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Crescent City is in California….northern coastal. My wife and I will be driving through there in a week and a half. We are currently up in Seattle having just gotten here yesterday after a few days of working our way up from Los Angeles through Oregon into Washington state! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. tiffanymendonca

    I love how you took a photo and turned it into these amazing drawings! There is something so cool about lighthouses, especially when you see in use, a guiding light!

  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    Art is my own way of expression, though of late my written words have been more forthcoming than my artwork.. Loved your three Lighthouses… Keep that light burning as a beacon in your heart Kirt.. and I was pleased to learn my own words brought a newer perspective through your window..
    Have a great week ahead 🙂
    Sue 🙏

  5. Sue Slaght

    Fascinating how each of them is built quite differently. I love the simplicity of the technique Kirt. some how it makes the design all the more obvious. Perhaps because we have always lived in a landlocked location lighthouses intrigue me. A few years ago we wrote about a water tower which is designed to look like a lighthouse near where I grew up. It’s no longer functional but has been turned into a museum.

    On a completely different note I wanted to let you know that the link on your Gravatar is not working. I get a 404 error when I click on it from my blog trying to go to your site. Just thought you would want to know.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback on the lighthouses, Sue. They have always fascinated me and I never cease to be amazed at the different architecture used on a structure that has such a common element. Also…thanks for the heads up on my avatar…seems to be another issue I have been encountering recently with WordPress…ugh!! Have a great weekend…we are up in Seattle again and have been for over a week. Live the chilly weather and rain. Back to so Cal middle of next week!


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