By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- MAY 6, 2006
Number in edition- 500
Artist’s proofs- 50
Frame size- 16X20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
This 69 foot tower at Tibet’s Point was constructed in 1869. The original light was built on land owned by Captain John Tibet in 1827. The light is under the jurisdiction of the US Coast Guard and located where Lake Ontario empties into the St. Lawrence River. Equipped with a Fresnel lens light and fog whistle, it is still used today as a navigational aid for ships and smaller vessels. Tibbets point is a few miles west of Cape Vincent and a great place to spend a peaceful afternoon.
I did this dry brush watercolor painting of just the top of the light because I liked the simplicity of the composition. It was a lightly overcast day and the late afternoon sun cast a golden bronze glaze on the stucco tower.
Reproduced by giclee printing from a watercolor painting done in 1986.