We pass this island on Alaska ferry ship in the evening. I was already sitting on my bed - cot on a upper deck of ferry ship Columbia, when suddenly I saw that beautiful view. It was too unexpected and a little bit too dark to take a photo so I just sketched it really quick and made the acrylic painting at home.
I found that this is amazing lighthouse (actually it's called lightstation) with lightkeeper family live there all year around.
There is a wonderful post about the lighthouse, it's history and people in Eva Lazarus blog. That's how she describe it:
"Green Island, likely named because it’s not, is a rocky wasteland 25
miles north of Prince Rupert, eight miles from the Alaska border and the
most northern lighthouse in the province. No trees grow on this lump of
ice in winter, where 50 knot winds constitute a light breeze and last
The painting is made on stretched canvas, sized 8x24 inches, covered with protective UV acrylic varnish.
The challenge Daily Paintwork propose is to use just three colors + white for the painting. They called it Tres Amigos Challenge. Colors I used were Cadmium Yellow Primrose, Cadmium Red Light, Manganese Blue, plus Titanium White.
A little while ago we bought two gorgeous gourds in our coop store. I painted both of them, and probably will paint more.
Here is the first one - painted on 8x10: inches canvas panel and finished with UV protection varnish.
As you probably already noticed I love painting mushrooms. In fact I love everything about them - hunting (what a strange word, like they are running), eating (of course edible ones). Mushrooms similar to what I painted are not edible, in mycology's world they are usually in a undefined category LBM - little brown mushrooms. Well, I decided to paint LPM - Little Purple Mushrooms. Enjoy!