Ocracoke Island Sand Dunes

Ocracoke Sand Dunes_watercolors_da_9-8-2012

Sand Dunes

Ocracoke sand dune watercolor painting.

Miniature 4″ x 6″

Happy Spring Everyone!

Sand Dunes

Sand Dunes

Watercolor painting of the nearby sand dunes on Hatteras Island as well as Ocracoke Island.




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.

Peace at the End of the Island

Haven’t even had what I would call a winter yet, and am already pondering the Island life. I think that’s because of all the holidays that kept me hopping for that last several weeks…Make that months. On Hatteras Island when I take the ferry over to Ocracoke Island, I always seem to look over to my right and watch Cape Hatteras Island as it come to the end, known as, “South Point.” before we enter Hatteras Inlet (the body of water where the ocean and sound meet.) I don’t know, it’s just so relaxing for me to watch that. Having had this on my mind it just came together for me as I created my painting as the New Year rang in.

The above artwork is a Digital Painting

Ocracoke Lighthouse

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.

About the Ocracoke Lighthouse

Window’s Peek

P_Window's Peek

Window’s Peek

Charcoal Drawing

As a charcoal artist I was inspired by the Ocracoke Lighthouse to draw it’s window.

Using the “The Cotton Cloth Technique,”,  I worked it up the window in layers.

The highlights around the window were lifted out with a Knead Eraser.

Trees outside the  window was applied last using graphite’s, as well as for the  glass reflection.

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