I have visited this lighthouse several times. I first painted it in 1979. It had been automated in 1968 an the keeper’s quarters were boarded up and stood in tall unkept grass. I wanted to paint the 1862 white cast iron skeletal tower in a more dramatic modern way. It took me two years of looking at references, doing sketches and working out lighting and how to achieve it in watercolors. The finished painting is on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper 14” x 18” unmatted. The original is for sale, also available as a smaller archival print and as a large card. See website for.information.
For complete history go to www.lighthousefriends.com Whitefish Point Lighthouse Michigan
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Michigan Artist, Anita Saviko, Her goal is to research the histories and paint all Michigan lighthouses/range lights past and present, a total of spprox. 150 lights.