Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Currituck Lighthouse

"The Currituck Lighthouse"... 7x5" Oil on Canvasboard, alla prima, 1-25-2007.
SOLD... Thanks Bob!

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This painting, "The Currituck Lighthouse", is my first in a series of the five most popular lighthouses of North Carolina. The North Carolina coast, especially along the Outer Banks, is aptly know as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" with its hundreds of recorded shipwrecks. My series will start at the northern tip of these barrier islands and work down.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse was built in 1875 and was the last of the tall coastal lights to be built along the Outer Banks. The 162 foot tower was first lighted in December of 1875. Its original lens is still in operation. There is something peaceful and serene about viewing lighthouses.

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