L – Lighthouses

For Christmas, I carved a reduction linocut of our local lighthouse, White River Light Station. It was a three color print and I think it turned out fairly well. I wrote a post about a couple of months ago (Christmas Cards).

White River Light Station

After Christmas, I began looking around for new ideas to carve. It turns out, that we’ve visited lighthouses all over Michigan. So, it only seems natural to do a series of lighthouse images. Some of my favorite lighthouses are in the Upper Peninsula, so I’ve come up with 7 images that I’m going to carve and print over the next several months. They range from 3 to 6 colors—each color adds a bit more difficulty and risk, but I think they’ll be worth it.

I’ve completed the first of the images, the Grand Island East Channel Light. It’s a 3 color image and I really like the final result.


Since finishing the East Channel Light, I’ve started 3 other prints that use the first base color. It’s been a slower process than I’d like, but I’m looking forward to seeing the series completed. I hope they all turn out as well as the first.

Lighthouse series
Test prints of first color

2 thoughts on “L – Lighthouses

  1. We’ll be sailing through all the Great Lakes this summer as crew on the Spanish galleon . It’s been years since we visited Michigan and I forgot how many wonderful old lighthouses the state has! Of course I’m kinda partial to the one at our home in Northport; any plans to do that one? — Jaye from Life Afloat


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