Thursday’s Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6


It’s Thursday’s drawing time and moving right along making progress on the lighthouse ~

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6 is a graphite drawing (12×9) being drawn on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  Today graphite pencils used were 2H, HB, 4B with a tortilium and kneaded eraser for blending.  Areas that were concentrated on was the cloud structures with slight modifications (I can see where work will continue here and there), the horizon line, the water, splashing and the beginning of the lighthouse.

I’m thinking next week, if all goes well, the lighthouse might get finished – well that is unless something calls out to be worked on.  Thanks for checking in. 

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6

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56 Responses to Thursday’s Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, #6

  1. Madhu says:

    That is fabulous progress Mary! Can’t wait to see it finished.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Madhu – just finished it. Was a very rewarding scene to work on for many reasons – thank you for your encouraging support!

  2. Wow! I have fallen in love with this one. ❤ It's extraordinarily beautiful. 😀

  3. Marick says:

    Nice, that’s just the kind of shore I like — dark waters, crashing waves, no one else in sight so I’m all alone. Could sit at a place like this for hours (assuming there’s a rock from my vantage point to sit on!)… Keep up the great work 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Hi Pauline, thank you so much for your thoughts and feedback. Actually the town many years ago moved boulders in the water where you see the turbulence, there is only a sandy beach to sit and watch the view. Amazing sight in the winter as much of the lake is frozen as it hugs the lighthouse. It is an awesome place.

  4. Wonder waves!!! ..great work… (y)

  5. Resa says:

    OMG!!! Fabulous & exciting

    • Mary says:

      Awesome Resa! So glad you are enjoying this drawing – one more good run at it developing the lighthouse and I think it will be done. Stay tuned ~

  6. Amy says:

    The motions are captured so well in your painting, Mary!

  7. Beautiful Mary!! Great job!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Patrick – almost done with this piece. The lighthouse will be coming into focus real soon. Best to you on this holiday weekend.

  8. restlessjo says:

    It’s going well, Mary 🙂 Have a happy weekend!

  9. Powerful work, Mary. I don’t seem to be receiving your posts. I ride in on someone else’s coattails. Am I on your list? I hope so because your paintings give me great joy.

    • Mary says:

      Hello my friend, I haven’t seen you in a while and now I know why. If you un-follow my blog and then follow again, it should re-start your Reader with my posts. I figured with out a while ago when the same thing was happening to me. Thank you for you lovely comment. Hope you are well ~ have a beautiful weekend.

  10. I of July says:

    I could swear I feel the motion of the wave… all the praise you get is well-deserved

  11. Aquileana says:

    This is absolutely stunning dear Mary ⭐
    Huge congrats!… All the best to you and happy weekend ahead ! Aquileana 😀

  12. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful wave action!

  13. Looking good Mary! Looking forward t seeing the finish!~Rita

  14. So much patience going into this.

  15. It’s lovely to see the beautifully executed progression in this piece….I look forward to seeing completion. Meanwhile, have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Janet:)

  16. dorannrule says:

    I love it! The water action is terrific.

  17. Nicodemas says:

    This is beautiful Mary!

  18. It’s fascinating to watch your work in progress, Mary. I really love how the waves roll and crash. Look forward to seeing the lighthouse.

  19. artbyisabel says:

    Looking very good! I love the clouds they are very soothing but the water, wow, the splashing waves and the movement of the water is very captivating. I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Isabel for your lovely comments. I do like that you are getting the energy of the piece, that’s the whole point of the drawing for me – while the lighthouse is primary, the water’s energy is secondary. So very cool – thanks!!

  20. wow, mary; this is really strong as well as soothing. i’m spending a second night in town, as last night i was so tired that i went to sleep without any time online. all went well with my checkup – slowly building back and being careful not to try to do too much.

    one side effect that i did not like was having a shaky hand when i picked up my watercolor brush.. after half an hour, it was ok.. today i noted the same shake – ha, i could always switch to impressionism!

    it’s good to be here, and i’ll do a little online catch up work before going to sleep.

    z

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Lisa, so great to see you – I think of you often, worried of course. So I’m especially happy to read that your recovering, strength still has a way to go, but you are on the mend. Sorry to hear how badly your energy is sapped, so but sure – glad to read that you are staying in town. Thank you for checking in, really appreciate receiving your feedback my friend. Take care and take it easy.

      • thanks always for your genuine concern, and i knew this 2nd case of dengue could turn ugly fast… i have been very careful and continue to rest a LOT. i’ve enjoyed helping a friend who is sick and her two children are sick as well. it’s no different to cook for one or for six, and it was nice to pay them back for being so kind to me when i was sick.

        she said that her aunt has had dengue three times.. oooh, i hope that this second case is the finale for me!

        stay well, amiga, and keep knocking those lovely paintings out of the ballpark of excellence!

        • Mary says:

          Yeah, that’s one of the things I’ve been worried about – being that this is #2. So glad that you are taking it easy – beautiful that you are able to help your friend and her children, doesn’t surprise me now Z! None of us want to see #3 for you, twice is more than enough w/Dengue thank you ~ Have a beautiful night sleeping, and thank you always for your support and encouragement my friend!

  21. Leanne Cole says:

    Fantastic Mary, I thought it was a photo at first.

  22. I think this is very good, Mary. I like watching other artists’ work develop. It always helps me.

  23. The clouds look great, Mary. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Jill – there is still something about the clouds that doesn’t quite sit right within the structure of the scene (in color perhaps it would), but w/o color I might want them a little more subtle. I don’t know, I might have to finish with the lighthouse first, we’ll see. I’m hoping that next Thursday I have enough time to devote to finish the piece. I’m getting excited about seeing her completed too. Thanks a lot.

      • Marick says:

        If it were me, and if I were so unhappy with the clouds, I’d try to change them before the lighthouse went in front. It’s definitely not too late. If I had to be honest and say what I feel is wrong with the clouds, it’s that they’re lacking contrast. I get that the water’s the focal point (and the lighthouse to be), but maybe the clouds could have a little more dark in them. I don’t know. Clouds are tough cookies.

        • Mary says:

          Hi Pauline, thanks for your feedback. I’ll be revisiting the clouds again this week before the lighthouse goes in. They’ve had a bit of work done throughout the WIP process, but more to take place. I have a few ideas for them, we’ll see what if anything changes – thanks again.

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