|Cape Pembroke Lighthouse|
|Tuesday, 07 September 2010 19:01|
I woke up today to a bitterly cold winter landscape. The weather has turned icy with fierce winds whistling round the streets of Stanley and whipping the water of the harbour into a frenzy of churning water. In the warmth of my studio, I have been working on, and have just completed, my donation for the Falklands Conservation Charity auction. I decided to paint a depiction of Cape Pembroke lighthouse with the dark, heavy clouds and churning sea of a winter storm. The lighthouse is situated in a picturesque but exposed and lonely part of the coast not far from the town of Stanley. It is a favourite local destination for weekend walking. I have a soft spot for lighthouses. They have such a romantic quality, usually being found in remote and wild places, exposed to the elements, standing resolutely strong with their beam of light providing safe passage to wary seafarers who brave the unpredictable oceans.