Thursday, December 4, 2014

Let's Paint a Lighthouse Scene

Lighthouse sketch drawing for art classes or adult coloringIf you love art and enjoy coloring, you may want to try to create a painting or pencil drawing of your very own.  When I was learning about art, the hardest thing for me to do was to draw the initial sketch for a painting.

Well I've been making art for more than 50 years now, and I'm pretty comfortable with sketching from photographs. I'm  adding a new section on my web sites in the printable art and coloring pages for adults: art sketches, ready to print and paint or color in.

Here's a recent art sketch I drew for It's a sketch  drawing of a lighthouse and beach walk. I got the idea from a photograph I took several  years ago when I visited the beaches on Long Island.

Print out the art sketch and use the reference photo from the same page to make your own lighthouse painting or colored pencil drawing. It's more than a coloring page, it's a paint by number picture where you make up the numbers for each coloring in section, so you can make your art in any style: realistic, impressionistic or any other method you like.

Try working the picture art in several ways - perhaps in monotone, then as a summer scene or with a dramatic sunrise/sunset behind the lighthouse.

Printable lighthouse art sketch is free for noncommercial use; print it at

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