This lighthouse is on the grounds of the Citadelle which sits at one end of the Ajaccio harbor. It was difficult to find a good view, as usual for many lighthouses. I determined that best view was from a tall jetty that protected one end of the harbor, but I was not sure if I was allowed to climb on it. I walked along the road that lead to the busy marina and jetty beyond, passed the marina gate, and noticed a set of partially obscured stairs in the jetty wall. I walked through the bushes, climbed up, and was rewarded with spectacular views of the lighthouse and harbor.
I am working on a series of watercolor sketches of New England lighthouses. Some of them will be shown in Sea View Gallery in Rocky Point, New Hampshire. I hope to see you at the opening. But there is a catch…
Rocky Point and the Sea View Gallery only exist in an upcoming book by Mystery writer Jane Cleland. The book will be released in 2010. In the meantime, Jane’s latest book is Killer Keepsakes. Check it out at Jane Cleland’s website.
As for the lighthouses in my New England watercolor series (like Nantoqua Point, ME in my previous post), they are fictional places. But the sketches are real and will be available soon. FYI: Only the watercolor’s in this series are fictional. All my other lighthouse watercolors are real places (e.g, Gurnsey Harbor Lighthouse)
In the meantime, Jane’s latest book, Killer Keepsakes, is due out in April 2009. Check it out at Jane Cleland’s website.
I am working on a series of watercolor sketches of lighthouses along the New England coast. Here is one of my pencil sketches for Nantoqua point light. The finished watercolor follows.
I’ve added selections of my oil and watercolor paintings to my website from my archives:
Watercolors from my past travels
Oils from a road trip across the USA
and Portraits from the musical series: She’s Not There
Painted this while sitting at the Ocean Grill Restaurant in Georgetown, Grenada today. Ship sails for Tobago in little over an hour. It’s a nice little place. Burgers are good, with a distinctly Caribbean flavor. If you arrive at the main cruise ship pier in St George’s, then you have to walk through the tunnel to get here. You don’t know about the tunnel?