Anchor Retired and Lighthouse Still Working.

Lighthouse-anchor_web  Pen and Ink on Illustration board 8″x10.” Plein air sketch rendered 2005 in Duluth, MN

As so many lakeside studies, there is a seagull in the picture.  Working in ink, it is difficult to capture a good likeness of the busy birds.  Duluth has many opportunities to capture these birds, and much added scenery with lighthouses, bridges, and lakewalks.  So, one must work out the seascape-landscape aspects and add a bird in, making sure that it will go into the background as erasing in ink is not possible.  If you are not feeding the birds, you must wear a hat.




8 thoughts on “Anchor Retired and Lighthouse Still Working.

  1. bgbowers

    Your artwork is beautiful and flawless. I especially love the lighthouse – I would love to plan a trip that involved seeing some of the world’s greatest lighthouses.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you for appreciating my art. The light house is one of the few still in use on Lake Superior. In Duluth Mn. I have been painting scenes in and around Duluth for a Decade now, probably have about 300 pieces of art work on it, and will be posting many more in the Duluth section of my gallery on the blog. Mostly distracted trying to get the .org in wordpress up and running.

  2. mce243

    I love your ink work. When an artist has a good sense of how cross-hatching builds shape, there is nothing more beautiful to me. Just brilliant.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Thank you for the kind words, they always help an artist along, I have enjoyed your blog and art as well. I think you are building a great portfolio you will be able to stand on and represent your art form in a much better light!
      Good going.

    1. eightdecades Post author

      Hi Julie
      because eight decades is my internet site name. Im 69 years old and have seen things in eight decades. 1943 to 2013 touches eight decades. so I am telling stories across time.
      Thanks for the comment


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