Fire Island Lighthouse (1826)

Jacksonville, Florida
August 17, 2016 5:00pm CST
This is a painting done by my dad, of a lighthouse. The Lighthouse Board long considered the "Fire Island Lighthouse," one of its most important light stations. Because of its most flashing characteristic, the light is known affectionately to many as "Winking Woman."
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
17 Aug 16
That's very impressive. Did your Dad paint it from life, or did he copy it? My mother used to make some excellent copies of well known paintings.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Aug 16
He actually traveled the country. Did history on many of his subjects. Snapped most of his photos. Every now and then he would use a photo and bring it to life with oils and a canvas.
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@jaboUK (53403)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 16
@teresatrotter That's a great way of doing it, he was obviously very talented. Here's one my mother did of The Lady Of Shalott.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 May 17
@jaboUK - I am sorry. But I never saw this... Your mom was very talented.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Aug 16
I love the addition of the man and mooch, lovely!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Aug 16
I don't mean to sound ignorant... But... What is a mooch???
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• Centralia, Missouri
20 Aug 16
@teresatrotter another name for a dog!
@koopharper (6289)
• Canada
17 Aug 16
Even though I haven't been commenting on the painting you show here that your father has done, I do look at them regularly. It's great that he was able to work with his talent and leave so much for everyone to see. My wife paints and my daughter draws. I used to but haven't had much time for that.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Aug 16
I appreciate you stopping by.
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• Canada
18 Aug 16
@teresatrotter Haven't had as much time to be on but I'll try to leave a like on them as I go.
@rina110383 (24145)
17 Aug 16
I missed looking at the paintings of your Dad. I'm glad you started posting some of them again here on myLot.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Aug 16
I have plenty to post. I just don't want to over do it. I think the members will appreciate them more. Did you see the previous one I posted a couple of days ago?
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@rina110383 (24145)
17 Aug 16
@teresatrotter Yes, I did. I often check and respond to them. They are lovely pieces of art.
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@DianneN (74433)
• United States
17 Aug 16
That is awesome! I've been to Fire a Island many times, but never noticed a lighthouse.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
6 May 17
Thank you.
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@DianneN (74433)
• United States
6 May 17
@teresatrotter You're welcome!
@Teep11 (6945)
• United States
17 Aug 16
What a jolly photo . Talent filled. Being able to produce extraordinary artwork is a blessing.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Aug 16
Yes indeed! Thanks for the compliment.
• United States
5 May 17
This picture caught my eye. I love lighthouses, so lovely be the sea.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 May 17
Thank you.
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• United States
6 May 17
@teresatrotter Welcome friend.
@millie02 (6908)
• United Kingdom
18 Aug 16
This is a lovely painting.
• Jacksonville, Florida
6 May 17
Thank you.