Bona Lighthouse

Ever since I saw this tiny lighthouse from the window of the Jacobite cruise ship, I wanted to paint it.
Once the smallest manned lighthouse in the UK, the Bona Lighthouse on the Caledonian Canal kept ships safe with a single paraffin lamp in a bedroom window. Today the building has been restored and converted into a holiday house, room here rent for about seventy-five pounds or one hundred dollars a night.

Below is a detail showing the palette knife textured surface.

Detail – Bona Lighthouse, Oil on board, 9″x12″ 2015