New London Harbor Lighthouse by Joe Nathan, NV 2001
New London, Conn. Built 1760. The source of light was 11 whale oil lamps with 13" reflectors. Tower is 89 feet tall. Maintained by the US Coast Guard and now is a private residence.
Images: Lighthouse by PSX. Cloud Bar -119F, Paddlers -175A, Water Patterns Sm. -231C, Autumn Bank (left) -313G & Autumn Bank (right) -214G by Stampscapes®.
Media: Imprint with Adirondack Espresso Dye Ink Pad, Cloud Bar with Big & Juicy in Soothing Sunset Rainbow Raised Felt Pad, Pastel Pencils & sealed with matte workable fixative.
Using Big & Juicy Ink Pad in 5 Colors gives you and interesting effect in the sky.
Cape Blanco Lighthouse by Joe Nathan, NV 2001
Located in Blanco State Park near Port Orford in Oregon. Built 1875 and first keeper was James Lang. He remained for 42 years.
Images: Lighthouse by Stender Design. Doe -229A, Tree Cluster sm -266D, Maple Pair -239D, Black Oak -245B, Pebbles -256A, Sedge Cluster-250E, Sedge Cluster sm -265D & Sedge Filler -251C by Stampscapes®.
Media: Imprint with Adirondack Espresso, Pastel Pencils and Soft Pastels. Sealed with a Matte workable fixative.
For a larger scene try 8x10. Always do a practice scene first and then do the real one. Great for framing & hang up in your house. Show off your work. -J.U.N.
Peaceful by Joe Nathan, NV 2002
Images: Lighthouse by Good Stamps Stamp Good. Cabin -140E, Loons in H20 -261C, Loons w /Reflection -262A, Tree Cluster sm -266D, Maple Trio -240B, Black Oak -245B, Maple Pair -239D, Water Patterns sm -231C, Tall Grass sm -254B, Sedge Filler -251C, Ranger -065A & Spotted Horse -155A by Stampscapes.
Media: Imprint with Big & Juicy Water Fall & Spice in grass, Adirondack Espresso & Pitch Black Ink Pads, Pastel Pencils & Soft Pastels in the sky, sealed with a workable fixative.
A peaceful fall scene. -JN
Trees of green, orange and yellow
water of deep blue,
as the coolness in the air,
as fall approaches.
But my light still shines,
to show the way,
for all ships to see.
As I am a lighthouse
by Joe Nathan
Lighthouse: Point Loma, San Diego, California. Built in 1855 served for 36 years then replaced with a skeletal tower reason was didn't pick up low lying fog and useless to passing ships.
Images: Lighthouse by Good Stamps Stamp Goods. Autumn Banks Lft -213G, Autumn Banks Rt -214G, Tree Cluster -244E, Tree Cluster sm -266D, Sedge Cluster 265D, Maple Pair -239D, Black Oak -245B, Sedge Filler-251C & Water Patterns sm-231C.
Media: Imprint with Adirondack Espresso Ink Pad, Pastel Pencils & Soft Pastels in the sky, sealed with a workable fixative.
Changes of Seasons
On a fall like day, I found myself on an Island on Lake Michigan and looking to the mainland. I saw a view of a lighthouse with colorful trees and grass of many shades. I knew I would have to sit and sketch this scene as when tomorrow rolls in, it will all be white. -JN
Overlooking the ocean,
trees and water calm
and the sky of many colors,
as my light can be seen for miles & miles.
As I am a Lighthouse. JN
Lighthouse: White River Light. Whitehall, Michigan. Built 1875, located at entrance to White Lake. Closed in 1041, but is open to public.
Images: Light by Hardware Stampin. Shagbark Hickory sm-241E, Quacking Aspen sm-237E, Sedge Cluster sm-250E, Sedge Filler-251C, Sedge Cluster sm-265D & Tall Grass sm-254B by Stampscapes.
Media: Imprint with Adirondack Espresso Ink Pad, Pastel Pencils and Sky with soft pastels, sealed with workable fixative.
The Sky was done by using a blue soft pastel and leaving small opening and sealing and then applying orange soft pastel in open spaces and sealing for a great effect. JN
One Day many years ago, we were looking for a place to relax & get away from the noise of the city. We found a lighthouse on a hill over looking the ocean and the heavens above. The area had a back drop of beautiful trees and green grass and It was as close to paradise. JN (Fiction)