Friday, October 29, 2010


Cape Meares Light

Watercolor on archival paper, 6" x 6 1/2"
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On our last blustery morning at the coast, we visited fog-shrouded Cape Meares. The ocean was a surging mass of grey that merged imperceptibly with the sky...awesome and mysterious.

This beautiful little lighthouse had been senselessly vandalized earlier in the year--several windows had bullet holes. At least one of the bullets damaged the valuable Fresnel lens inside. I read where they made a couple of arrests in the case. For my painting, I restored it to pre-vandal state. Wish it were that easy for them to restore it in reality.

11 comments:

RUDHI - Chance said...

Precious gray-values and lighthouse! Brrr... it's wet 'nd windy here, have a cup of hot tea now...

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tribute to that beacon. We need more light in these times.

Suzee

THE OLD GEEZER said...

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God Bless You :-)

~Ron

Don Gray said...

No kidding, Rudhi--get inside and warm up! :^) Thanks for your note.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Suzee.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Ron.

rahina q.h. said...

beautifully protrayed Don... i love your handling of light here.
bullets? it would have been vandalised with stones around here.

Don Gray said...

I appreciate that, Rahina. I do think this type of vandalism is rare, even here. I wish they'd only had stones--maybe wouldn't have damaged the lens.

m collier said...

Beautiful piece. Great atmosphere.

Don Gray said...

Thanks very much, M.

Guenevere Schwien said...

Lovely paintings. The colors are excellent!