Corsewall Lighthouse

Corsewall Lighthouse

How dramatic. That sky is very special and shows the light house off to advantage.

Great drama Fiona. Really nice drawing .

Like your dramatic painting and your palette Fiona

Wow, Fiona. Very, very atmospheric and a real eye-catcher. Love the dramatic sky.

You've let yourself go on that sky Fiona, dramatic stuff indeed. The lighthouse is well defined against it, and does add quite a drama to the scene. Lunch sounds good in such a remote spot, providing you're paying, but I won't be taking a table underneath the light, it looks to be separating from its base and about to drop!

What a marvellous sky you have achieved with the good old Quink ink Fiona -such drama. Really like this.

Very dramatic Fiona looks like a very stormy night.

Wow. Love this. The sky is fantastic, Fiona.

That is outstanding Fiona, I love the white of the lighthouse it shines out " no pun intended lol " against the gorgeous blue background.

Stunning! So striking! Leaps off the picture at you.

Tony, Sylvia, Carole, Mia, Carol, Janet, Seth, Linda thank you very much for you comments. I tried to get a stormy look to the sky, it also looks a bit aurora-ish. Alan you old spoil sport, where’s your sense of adventure! Actually, it looks as though the whole picture is leaning to the left a bit. I’ll have a fiddle with it. Thank you darling x

That technique is so effective. Makes a superb background and foreground which contrasts the whites brilliantly

Reminds me a bit of the Northern Lights! Such impressive sky and just a lovely painting!

Posted on Sun 18 Mar 16:52:55

A really strong image. Powerful sky, and the lighthouse really pops out. Good work, Fiona.

It is amazing what you can do by mixing different inks, you are very good Fiona, the rocks and the sky are great, so is the lighthouse standing out .

Wow that is some sky! And lunch there is what attracts me next time I'm passing, have made a note. Visited the Border Arts Fair today, ( Kelso) interesting.

Beautiful colours in the sky, showing off the lighthouse.

Thank you Diana, the technique is a bit unpredictable but interesting. Ibolya, I thought of the northern lights too.....thanks. Thanks very much Lewis! Annick thank you, very kind. I forgot to add in my note above, I used bleach in this as well. If you put it into the blue Quink different get the turquoise- ish colour. If it goes too pale drop a bit more blue ink in to it. I think that’s the fun of doing these, you can just splodges it on! Thanks Marjorie, I over did it as usual, I must try and be more Did you see anything inspiring at Kelso? Sandra, thank you very much, appreciate your comment very much.

Thalia, I nearly missed you out.....many thanks for your lovely comment.

What more can I add Fiona, love that sky.

Wonderful drama in the sky Fiona!

There were a fair few people there Fiona, despite the weather. Sue Ryder and Frances Bell, two worth seeing- a lovely "Vuillard" style interior by Sue R. Not everything to my taste but I'll go again, good venue.

Love the sky Fiona. The lighthouse looks great too.

This is different Fiona and it's a real eye catcher for all the right reasons. The colours of that dramatic sky are super and the well drawn light house stands out well against the dark sky and rocks.

What a great atmospheric painting Fiona, that sky is very dramatic and looks super. The rocks in the foreground are really good and the white of the buildings stands out so well. All in all a marvellous piece of work!

Many thanks Lesley, Dennis, Teresa, Gudrun, Carole, Louise, and Margaret for your wonderful positive comments.

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16”x12” Quink inks and Indian ink on watercolour paper. Corsewall lighthouse built and commissioned by Stevenson and first lit in 1871. It is situated at Corsewall point in the north Rhinns of Galloway and stands as the guardian overlooking the north channel of the Irish Sea. The name ‘Corsewall’ means, ‘well of the cross’. It is still operational but automatic and the lighthouse buildings are now a Hotel.....which do a very nice lunch, if you’re passing.

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Fiona Phipps

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