Beaver Island Light

"Beaver Island Light" by Joe Nathan, NV 1999

Images: Beaver Island Lt by Hardware Stampin. Waterside Bluff Right 149F, Waterside Bluff Left 148F, Ducks in Water Lg. 026B, Backpackers Lg. 003B, Cloud Cumulus 018E, by Stampscapes®.

Note: Beaver Island Light -- Location: Southern end of Beaver Island, MI. Built in 1858 and decommissioned 1962. Marks the West side of the approach used by most vessels passing from Lake Michigan into the straights of Mackinac. Currently owned by a school district for an environmental education center.

Cape Hatteras

"Cape Hatteras" by Joe Nathan, NV 2000

Images: Lighthouse by Hardware Stampin, Sailboat by Coronado Island Stamping. Sailboat by Stampendous. Waves by Joan E. Wear, Rocky Cliff 133G, Fisherman 031A, Seaside Cove (Water)139H by Stampscapes.

Noth Carolina outer banks. The lighthouse kept many a ship from cruising near the hazardous diamond shoals.

Art work: the water was done with a combo of two stamps by Joan E. Wear and Stampscapes®. Prisma colored pencils on boats and all the rest done with soft pastels and sealed with a fixactive for sharper-darker effect. Card stock by Ashton Papier.

Big Red

"Big Red" by Joe Nathan, NV 2000

Big Red built in 1907. Located south pier at entrance of Lake Macatawa.

Stamps: Lighthouse by Hardware Stampin, Water by Joan E Wear, Ducks in Formation Lg. 028B, Canoe 010A, Lake Side Cabin 147F by Stampscapes®.

Media: Soft Pastels and Prisma Colored Pencils. Sealed with a Fixactive for dark And deeper effect. Card Stock by Ashton Papier.

Heceta Head Lighthouse

"Heceta Head Lighthouse" by Joe Nathan, NV 2000

12 miles north of Florence, OR. Construction of stone from Clackamas River & brick & cement from San Francisco, both were shipped to the lighthouse location. Wood from the Oregon mills were rafted to the sight.

Images: Lighthouse by Stender Designs. Sand And Water by Joan E Wear, Luminous Sun 199E, Palm W/Bungalows 135F, Canoe 010A by Stampscapes®.

Media: Prisma colored pencils and soft pastels, sealed with a fixactive for a darker, softer effect.

Portland Lightships

"Portland Lightships" by Joe Nathan NV 2000

Had a series of 4 ships in 72 years. 1903-1975 the job of the Portland lightship 112 was to act as as harbor control & examination ship. Stationed outside of submarine net. So that German subs could not sneak in.

Images: Lightship by Repeat Impressions. Sand, Grass, Water by Joan Wear Designs. Boulder Lg. 005G, Pine Row 150E by Stampscapes®.

Media: Prisma colored pencils and soft pastels,sealed with a fixactive. I've had the Portland lightship for four years and couldn't find a place for it. Answer was in front of me. Scenic art is the only way to go. J.U.N.