Three Lighthouses – Different Presentations

I love lighthouses as I have a high appreciation of architectural features, especially the uniqueness in these types of structures. For this post, I am sharing three different lighthouses that I created using different techniques.

I’ll start with the Cape Meares Lighthouse along the Oregon coastline. For this print I used a basic technique which focuses on traditional watercolor, but uses a precise drawing technique that creates sharp pockets of color in an almost abstract manner.

Abstract Cape Meares Lighthouse

Then moving up the coastline to the state of Washington, I have the North Head Lighthouse. For this print, I used a more abstract approach with stronger lines drawn to create the shapes with strong pockets of color.

North Head Lighthouse in Abstract

And then for the third lighthouse we move further north into the Seattle area to the West Point Lighthouse. This 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. For this art print, I created it using a color pencil sketching technique.

West Point Lighthouse Sketched


Thoughts? As I have said before, everyone reacts to visual art techniques and looks differently, so I am not in the least offended by opinions. 

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21 thoughts on “Three Lighthouses – Different Presentations

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Brad. I had fun with these. I try different techniques and looks to best represent each one. Each and every lighthouse I have come across is different from any of the other ones.

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  1. Darlene

    I agree with everyone, they are all great! I love lighthouses and you captured them so well. I’ve been to most of these. I especially remember Cape Meares.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Darlene. I love lighthouses as each seems to have its own architectural look. As you know, I love to play around with different looks and digital techniques to best represent the subject.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I’m with you Dan. I love lighthouses and each and everyone I have seen has a different look to it….sometimes subtle…sometimes not. Thanks for stopping by and for the feeback!

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  2. D. Wallace Peach

    These are all so beautiful, Kirt. The image of the West Point lighthouse made me want to stop by that one. I made a lighthouse-viewing road trip through Oregon and now I’ve got to do the same for Washington. Wonderful art, my friend.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Diana. My wife and I did an Oregon coastal drive just to stop at each lighthouse. Didn’t make everyone, but most of them. Each and everyone is unique. We have done the same thing here in Washington. Each has it’s own look and personality!! Thanks for stopping by and for the fedback!

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