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Montauk Lighthouse by usartdude Montauk Lighthouse by usartdude
After a very plesant drive, we reached the Interstate, and started our drive through New York City. I agreed to drive, and Samuel navigated. We slipped through the top of Manhattan, and across Long Island with very little problem. The stars were aligned just right!

At Montauk, we slept in, and then had breakfast at Mr. John's Pancake House before setting up for the art show. After the show was set up, I took my paint and bike to the Montauk Point Lighthouse. I followed a trail that led to the rocky shore with a great view of the lighthouse.

The painting came out well, so I painted another smaller picture of the lighthouse from a different view before returning to the apartment.
www.kenswinson.com
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Given 2008-07-01
The fleeting and impressionistic style of Montauk Lighthouse really brings the scenery to life. *usartdude dances a fine line of skillful expression and child-like glee without seeming juvenile or over-worked. Another beautiful piece to complement a beautiful gallery. ( Suggested by chirumu and Featured by oilsoaked )
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QCC-Art Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well done
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Christiania-unica Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:iconniccolo830: Featured here :bulletblue: [link]
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aerendial Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
:aww:
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sadeepate84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
love the textures for the rocks and around the lighthouse :)
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AliRenae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Beautiful. I love everything about it
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cerei Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   General Artist
I love the texture in this :D And the pairing of dull blue with earthy yellows and reds looks great! Definitely a :+fav:
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StringsandSounds Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
I know the beach is eroding, but the lighthouse is just too close to the edge. Besides that, I love this.
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vas-is-nus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I quite enjoy this =3
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LilxByrd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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snowmask Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Sensational use of colours and textures. Simplicity, without ever forgoing the power of perfect, eye-catching detail. Every aspect of this just keeps drawing me in. Love this :heart:
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usartdude Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
thanks!
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mimose-stock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: you've been featured here : [link]
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the3plesix Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Wow really interesting nd good style of painting!
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Iuno-cung Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
i really like how this was painted. very nice
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Sporkinator Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
i just love the feeling of this. the colors are beautiful.
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CompulsiVeVerbalist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
wonderful... :clap:
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midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Beautiful!
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JoanaRa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting. Love the expressivity and textures! :clap:
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dressupdolly Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
wow! this is beautiful! congrats on the DD
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droftreeology Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
i LOVE the colors you used, and the textures are really eye-catching. i could sit and look at this forever! i haven't seen anything this good in a while.
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ImaginaryLog Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
amazing work!
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gecky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   Digital Artist
Nice painting! I was just here two days ago on Sunday so it is amusing to see this as a DD today. It was familiar for a reason. Hehe. Neat place. We hiked around the Camp Hero trails and found a spotted turtle and some indian pipes along with many bunnies, deer, and birds.
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YANAHANA Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
i love the way this pulls together from far off
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KinjiraretaNingyou Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
oo, very interesting style! very cool
:heart:lighthouses
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pcastro Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love the heavy texture! nice one!
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GuardianYashu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
I love the warm colors in this painting along with the dulled blues.
I also really like how you etched into the paint to add the details of the waves, grasses and rocks.
The very geometric and abstractness of the foreground really complements the more realistic and controlled looking lighthouse.
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NestR Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
awesome, I love the style
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savezlamour Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
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olinaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
beautiful painting,good job!
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
very beautiful :) love all the colors
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marcioyaguiu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
great job.......
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whererushuman Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   Writer
thanks for sharing your talent with us! great style and comp.
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MajaKoniara Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Student General Artist
This is amazing :) I like this :)
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femketje Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
great!
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fuzzyzebra Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
=]
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pesare Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Professional
Congrats on the DD! This is a great piece of work. Love all the textures and energetic lines. :clap:
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Serain Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! I love it... the colors, the textures, and the shapes... I thought that the paint could have gone on a little thicker on some parts, but it's quite nice overall.
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starlit-sky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
beautiful:D
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chirumu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
thats really amazing ^_^
do you etch into the oils with a pen or something? :) just curious, because it has a great effect ;D
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amalia51 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
one word ... ...splendid !!

amalia
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amalia51 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
one word......pleasure !!


amalia
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usartdude Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
two words... ... thank you!
peace
ken
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marzguy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Nice scorch on this one, Ken.
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liebestraume Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student General Artist
this is really beautiful, i adore the forms
here & the colours are really divine :)
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usartdude Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Thank you! I hate to paint something as cliche as a lighthouse, but it is a great form to break up a beach scene.
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KelliRoos Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I just adore the color usage. :+favlove:
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usartdude Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
thanks, I'm trying to use more earth tones and less high saturation colors.
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AgnesPterry Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Very nice! I love this picture. ^.^ Nice colors and texture.
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usartdude Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
thanks! it was a pleasure to paint. it's nice when life really IS a beach.
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xAerisx Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful. You're amazing with oil pastels.
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