Description The 1st Rondout Creek Lighthouse, built in 1837, was damaged by ice/weather. The 2nd Lighthouse, built in 1867 on the south side of the creek was abandoned and subsequently demolished. The 3rd Lighthouse, built in 1913, lit in 1915 was fully automated in 1954 eliminating the need for an occupied lighthouse keeper. This painting is from a 1964 photo. The Lighthouse has since been remodeled into the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Joan L. Mester, United States Member Since January 2010 Artist Statement Married, 9 grandchildren. I live in NY and go to warm FL in the winter. As I am typing this in FL, the temp. outside in 40 degrees. BURR. I am a watercolor artist who enjoys the intricate process of drawing a detailed realistic sketch, especially with intimate landscapes. I strive to better understand the varied techniques which can be applied to watercolors.