Sunday, January 29th, 2023

New: “Beacon Light”

When we lived on Martha’s Vineyard, our place was not far down the road from this lighthouse. It overlooks Vineyard Haven Harbor, and at night, we could see the slow-approaching light as its arcing beam shone towards the Steamship dock and the center of town where we lived. On a recent visit to the Island, I visited this coast guard sanctioned light, and nothing about it had changed. Known as the West Chop Lighthouse, it’s a favorite stop for day trippers, as it’s walking distance from the boat launch. The bright white of the keeper’s house and the light itself, as well as it’s prominent perch on the shoreline, make it a place filled with light. Natural and man-made. “Beacon Light” 48 x 48 oil on canvas.

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