Ocracoke sand dune watercolor painting.
Miniature 4″ x 6″
Happy Spring Everyone!
Was having a phone chat with one of my friends on the Island a few days back..They had had a nice, but cold day…Not news, I hate to tell ya.
So about this painting…I’m really not happy with is as I am not with so many of my ocean type paintings. I have a few I like but this one is not at the top of the list. None the less, it was my first try at painting the ocean with digital painting.
The above artwork is a Digital Painting
Anyone that is familiar with my charcoal drawing knows I have always enjoyed drawing lighthouses, but thought it was time to paint one. This watercolor painting is of the Ocracoke Lighthouse on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. This is a small island off the Hatteras Island that can be reached by taking a ferry. I have, in the past drew 2 Ocracoke Lighthouses that can be viewed here, and here.
Watercolors on 140 lb. watercolor paper.
Silhouetted charcoal drawing of a horse created with charcoal pencil and charcoal dust using the cotton cloth technique
Most often referred to as Ocracoke ponies, Banker horses have been documented on Ocracoke since the 1730s, although many believe and some evidence supports the popular belief that the horses arrived much earlier with Spanish explorers during the 16th century. Throughout Ocracoke history these small, but sturdy horses have served the residents, the U.S. Lifesaving Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, and their descendents continue to capture the attention of visitors to the island.
In the past, the number of wild horses on Ocracoke reached as many as 300. During the late 1950s, Ocracoke Boy Scouts took care of the horses, having the nation’s only mounted troop. In 1957, when the highway was built, the horses were moved to pens to protect them from injury due to increased traffic and to preserve the small island’s natural resources. In the early 1960s the care of the horses was designated to the National Park Service.
Today, the aging Continue Reading