Whiteford Lighthouse

This painting of the Whiteford Lighthouse situated in the Burry Estuary, on the north west of the Gower Peninsula was a bit of a challenge to say the least. My palette knife technique had its limits in achieving the fine detail of the structure but with some patience and delicate approach, I managed to create the outcome I was looking for.

I live in Machynys Bay and I am very fortunate to be able to view this iconic cast-iron lighthouse from my home and I see it as our ‘guardian’.

This is a privately commissioned work of art

“ While building our contemporary new home on the coast we soon came to the conclusion that our current collection of framed prints would not do justice to the house. We had a palette of colours, based on the shade of timber, floor tiles, stone and wall colour that we wanted to use. At our first meeting with Vyvyan and his wife Barbara, it became clear that our colour ideas and potential landscape scenes could be captured on canvas. The advice and sharing of their experiences was crucial in terms of canvas sizes, frame design/colour along with potential locations to show off the artwork. We moved in six months ago and can honestly say we are delighted with our “Living with Art“. Comments from visitors are most complimentary.”

Paul and Shirley Lines