Corbiere Lighthouse

by Jane
(Suffolk UK)

Corbiere Lighthouse

Corbiere Lighthouse

Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey, Channel Islands.


An interesting place in that the Islands are granite and have many jagged outlying rocks, combined with having one of the highest tidal ranges in the world (35+ ft), and of course a tidal stream that can reach 7 knots.

At high tide the rocks around the lighthouse are invisible and I'm told that you can sail across the inner passage ... I just don't think I would chance it!

The tide comes in so swiftly that beachcombers can easily become stranded!

I can't help but feel that the acrylic colours I used to paint this are a little cool - I used Alizarin Crimson. Perhaps I should have used a warmer red - what do you think?

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Apr 15, 2015
STUNNING NEW
by: Leigh Elks

This is stunning, the colour is so delicate and the atmosphere you have created is almost ethereal. Absolutely gorgeous painting.

Nov 09, 2014
Fantastic! NEW
by: Elizabeth Parsons

Love the glow and I wouldn't have changed the red, perfect as is.

Nov 01, 2014
Cool colours NEW
by: Marion

Love it the way it is. Gives me a good feeling when looking at it.

Nov 01, 2014
Cool colours NEW
by: Marion

Love it the way it is. Gives me a good feeling when looking at it.

Nov 01, 2014
Cool colours NEW
by: Marion

Love it the way it is. Gives me a good feeling when looking at it.

Oct 20, 2014
Mystical
by: Jim

Hi Jane,
I like the tones and colours just the way they are. A real mystical feel. Like it a lot.
Cheers
Jim

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