VSW: Anacapa Lighthouse, California

I grew up bewitched by the islands I watched the sun set into from home.
I read and reread Island of the Blue Dolphins in grade school.

I never remember seeing a lighthouse!


I struggled with this image; I am not sure why.


I overworked it several times and thank heaven for good paper because
it doesn’t show the times I lifted the paint to lessen my overworking..

In the end, I think I like the piece cropped best.

Stillman & Birn Beta journal, watercolor pencil,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Da Vinci, Holbein, MGraham, DS Primatek and Daniel Smith Watercolors,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey and  Super5 Frankfurt inks in Pentel Aquash waterbrushes.

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to VSW: Anacapa Lighthouse, California

  1. I love it. Katie you are an inspiration

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  2. I love how much depth you’ve created with different greens. This looks awesome!

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