Sunday, September 22, 2013

Bald Head Island Light

Old Baldy, 5 x 7 " oil on gessobord panel, ©2013, Fay Terry


This is a painting I did while I was on Bald Head Island. We had wonderful weather and I worked on lots of new paintings. This is one of my favorites because I have been planning to paint "Old Baldy" for quite a while and finally got around to it.  I am very pleased with the way it came out. I used Prussian blue in the sky which I consider to be a warmer blue than Ultramarine which I often use. It was also a good time to see the marsh grasses showing some fall color.

The Bald Head Island Light is the oldest standing lighthouse in North Carolina. It was built in 1817 so it will be having a 200th birthday soon. It is a hundred and ten feet tall and has five foot thick walls. It was built with red brick and then coated with stucco which was originally white. The stucco has been repaired many times giving it a charming patchwork look.

1 comment:

  1. Love Old Baldy. Love the dimension of the lighthouse and the grasses in front.


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