Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, a Pictorial Process

I almost forgot it’s Thursday, busy on my latest painting and completely lost track of time.  Here is the pictorial of the drawing process for Sodus Point Lighthouse – graphite (9×12).  Click onto the images for a larger view.

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #1 through #3

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #1 through #3

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #4 through #6

Sodus Point Lighthouse, #4 through #6

Sodus Point Lighthouse, final

Sodus Point Lighthouse, final

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ thank you for checking in.


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68 Responses to Thursdays Drawing: Sodus Point Lighthouse, a Pictorial Process

  1. lulu says:

    This is a winner, Mary.

  2. Madhu says:

    Brilliant!!! I enjoy watching the progress of your drawings Mary. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Madhu, really appreciate it! I’m in the process of selecting my next Thursdays drawing – have several contenders.

  3. Wow, such power in those waves! Wonderful, Mary!

  4. Wow absolutely incredible you can feel the movement of the water!

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much Elizabeth, really appreciate it – was a great scene to work with! The graphite is a great medium for drawing rich, dark water.

  5. lulu says:

    I love lighthouses. I can’t paint them but I can sure take photos!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Lulu, thanks so much! Oh yes your photographs are awesome and you know I’m in love with those taken of the Maine coast!! Hope you are well after all your travels ~

  6. Susan Feniak says:

    I can hear the crashing waves and gulls crying! Fantastic!

  7. I of July says:

    looking at all the drawing stages I attempted to enter your mind to try and figure out how it works and ended up with a million assumptions… every line and shade is perfect 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Very generous Heath, thank you – it was a great scene for a long drawing project. Developing the water shades is what brought turbulence alive – wild water I love to draw.

  8. ladyfi says:

    How wonderful to see the progression right up until that glorious final version!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Fiona. It’s great fun, but also a time for learning for me when I go back and study the development stages of a drawing.

  9. exiledprospero says:

    Abracadabra, a lighthouse.

  10. Angie Mc says:

    Fave! You knew that, Mary 😀

  11. restlessjo says:

    The end result is wonderful, Mary 🙂

  12. Great post to show your process. I’m so glad you found my blog, Jean’s Writing.

  13. Resa says:

    I just love this post! You are very talented, and it is a joy to visit here!

  14. Wow! The final piece is fantastic. What’s next? 😉

  15. Aquileana says:

    Stunning, dear Mary… Have a joyful weekend ⭐ Best wishes! Aquileana 😀

  16. So perfect, Mary!!!
    By the way I just nominated you for the Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award! Even if you don’t accept it, it is a pleasure to share your blog with my followers! 🙂

  17. aFrankAngle says:

    I always enjoy seeing a series that shows progress. Interesting how late the lighthouse appears in the process. Well done, Mary!

    • Mary says:

      Thank you so much Frank – it’s a great process to get absorbed in. When drawing, rarely do I get anxious or nervous, or impatient about what steps to take or where the piece is taking me – there is something profoundly relaxing about drawing. Sometimes I’ll work on the main subject right off, but in this case I wanted to build the background and water, sort of letting the rest of the scene unfold as I worked allowing me to think about the lighthouse and how to develop it properly within the setting. Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. Patient and Prolific. You squeeze the most from each day!

    • Mary says:

      You know how to make my day Z! Glad to see you – hope your strength is building each day and your body is healing. Thank you for your beautiful compliment. Have a wonderful weekend, as you paint your way through life!

  19. It’s really a pleasure to watch the step by step procedure, Mary… 🙂

  20. poppytump says:

    Wonderful to lose track of time like that in creativity Mary 😉
    Lovely returning to find your Lighthouse complete .Standing so sturdy against the battering sea …
    it’s a fine piece !

    • Mary says:

      Thank you my friend, so happy to see you. Glad you enjoyed the drawing ~ capturing a scene like this is in pencil is something that I love doing. A quiet and sustained time of drawing allows me to totally connect to the subject – the most relaxing thing to do. Have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Fantastic outcome…and yes it’s lovely to see your process..
    Hope you enjoy a magical and creative weekend. Janet:)

  22. Gallivanta says:

    Ah, my favorite part…seeing them all together.

  23. Gasp! This is totally stunning, Mary. Well done. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you Sylvia – glad you enjoyed the scene. Lighthouses are fascinating structures, for history and beauty. Have a wonderful time on your trip ~

  24. Nicodemas says:

    Fantastic! Loved it.

  25. Amy says:

    Thank you for giving us the pleasure of viewing the process and the beautiful paintings. Fabulous, Mary! 🙂

  26. Magnificent, Mary! Thank you for sharing all of the stages. Wonderful job!

  27. Watching the process day by day has been fascinating and the end result is delightful, Mary.

    • Mary says:

      Thanks Sarah! I really like the building process of a drawing, especially with water – to see it come alive with pencil is a very cool thing. Thank you – hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend.

  28. It is really interesting to see the different stages of your drawing. Congrats on finishing it and remembering to take pictures of the different stages. (I have a hard time remembering to do this.) Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Janell – thank you so much! When I first started to paint I began taking photographs of each stage in every piece of art I created whether paintings or drawings – so I could see how they progressed, but also as a documentation of my work.

      A habit that stuck with me and now the best part, when someone takes an image of mine or lays claim to one of my pieces – they don’t have a chance, my documentation takes care of the issue.

      Have a great weekend too!

  29. Heartafire says:

    Oh fabulous! knocked out!

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