Fortress of Light
St. George Reef Lighthouse
Crescent City, California

You are indeed my rock and my fortress;
for your name's sake lead me and guide me.

Psalm 31:3 NRSV

I had been wanting to do another picture of St. George Reef Lighthouse for a long time; but, I wanted to draw the mariner's view. (See the first St. George Reef Lighthouse.)

I found some old Coast Guard photographs that were taken soon after the lighthouse was completed in 1892. I used those as a guide for what to include in the picture, to make it accurate for that time period.

When I draw a picture, I always have to work on some new drawing technique or idea. This was a chance to work more on water. Since there is really not much color in the lighthouse, that was also where I had to put my signature touch of color.
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