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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Art Bead Scene Montly Challenge _ August 2012

Fishing Boats, Key West, 1903 by Winslow Homer
Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper
13 15/16 x 21 3/4 in. (35.4 x 55.2 cm)

OK I'll start off by saying I really like this painting... did that make it any easier to come up with an idea NO.. I'll also say that that does not look like any fishing boat I've ever seen...  be that as it may... I actually have been to Key West... a couple of years ago...  unfortunately the harbor wasn't full of  idyllic fishing boats that day instead we got to see   power boat races... the noise was incredible!

But they do still have a lighthouse so I chose to take this months colour palete and make an enameled lighthouse  for my focal.

My Lighthouse and the Key West Lighthouse

 I had fun doing this necklace  there will be a blog hop on August 31 of other peoples interpretations of this painting.  here's the link to other peoples interpretations of this painting


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Love your lighthouse, Lynne. That is a great addition to your necklace.

Kimisjewelryandgifts said...

Well I love it. My gram loves lighthouses so this made me think of her. Its lovely. And what would boats do without lighthouses? crash. I love your beads and the lighthouse. Very unique colorful and very pretty. I would wear it, fun for a boating day. I love our boating days. Its so fun how each of us gets inspired by a photo. Hope you win. Hugs, Kim @