I am an artist, painting is my favorite thing to do on my own time. I am not amazing but decent and am passionate about my work. I do live worship art for big audiences, I do murals for walls, I do small pieces for fun or to sell, I paint for hire and paint for fun. I am also an art teacher, I teach a class of 20 elementary age homeschool kids one day a week. I do private lessons and run art camps in the summer. I have never shared my art on my blog before, but today I am. As usual with all of my art, there is a story to be told with this recent piece.
One of my close friends, Kayla, brought me this framed picture of a lighthouse:
Then she asked that I paint it for her so she could give it to her Grandmother. Evidently this is a lighthouse off of the Isle of Man called Chicken Rock Lighthouse. Kayla’s Great-Great-Grandmother played at this lighthouse as a child before she moved to Canada from Ireland. Kayla’s Grandmother’s mother used to have a painting of this lighthouse and it got lost. So as a Christmas gift Kayla wanted to have it painted again for her Grandmother. I love the picture, the story behind it and my friend so of course I said yes. Here is my painting:
Here are some pictures of the original picture and my painting together:
My first lighthouse and it probably could be better, but I like the finished product. Well, I’ve heard from Kayla that her grandmother loved it. That’s what really matters right? Thanks for stopping by.