Navigating Life

Lighthouses have long been a symbol of navigation or the guiding light on the rough waters, beaming their light offering safe guidance during the dark night or storm.  It could also be a symbol for life providing  guidance and steadfastness in relationships and the ability to weather any storm. Lighthouses can inspire hope in turbulent times, for the spiritual strength and emotional guidance which is available to us during the times we feel we are being helplessly tossed around in a sea of inner turmoil.

I came across a whimsical picture of a lighthouse and thought about it’s symbolism I felt that it would be calming and fun to paint. I did a quick sketch and  used watercolors to paint it and then finished up with some Conte pencils for shading some areas to give it a bit more depth.  I am still practicing watercolor techniques and still have a long ways to go to perfect this medium but I enjoy the practice.Lighthouse watercolour copy