Tuesday, January 19, 2021

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, 10 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2021

The St. Simons Island Lighthouse is the subject of books, legends, and many, many paintings! I have personally painted it several times, and felt an itch to give it another go during the holidays! The afternoon light on its circular form was just too pretty to pass up. 

A little history... the Lighthouse was built in 1872 to replace the original one that burned down during the Civil War. It's one of five surviving lighthouse towers on the Georgia coast, and it still protects navigation in the St. Simons Sound. Its beam of light travels as far as 23 miles out to sea! Besides that, it has a beauty and romance that is just so alluring... Never gets old! :)

Upcoming workshops:
St. Simons Island, GA - April 8-10
Austin, TX - May 14-15 (full w/wait list)

4 comments:

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

That lighthouse was one of the things we enjoyed seeing when we visited St. Simons last year. I love your painting of it.

Sharon L. Graves said...

Fabulous painting. I can feel the breeze and taste the salt.

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, Penny! It really is a beautiful little spot. There is a great historical fiction book about it by Eugenia Price. The title is "Lighthouse" and it's the first of a trilogy about the island. You would enjoy reading them all!

Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you, Sharon! That is such a great compliment! I always hope the paintings bring some of life with them!