Thursday, April 2, 2009
Lighthouse in Vermilion---Double Play - Acrylic Painting
Lighthouse in Vermilion---Double Play
by Theo Dapore
Lighthouse in Vermilion is a 24x30 inch acrylic painting. The theme is pertaining to Vermilion, Ohio which was named from the colored clay of the region that the Indians used to make paint. Vermilion is a harbor town located on Lake Erie.
In referring to this work in progress my wife and I nick named the painting Double Play relating to its duel meaning title.
No reference photos where used in this composition, however I did use a wooden decorative lighthouse of my wife's and the kitchen counter near a corner wall to calculate the angle for the basic layout angle.
I have started a second painting that relates to Double Play which is untitled.
It is of the garden area which is outside of the window. Content of the painting is the brick wall, a concrete lighthouse fountain, the toy sailboat, and the water bucket which doubles as sand pail with shovel.