Watercolor Patos Island Lighthouse Painting

Patos Island Lighthouse

A few years ago, I kayaked with a group of friends to Patos Island where we were going to camp for a few days as part of a week long kayak camping trip around the San Juan Islands. Patos Island is remote and small, and is the northwestern-most island in the San Juan Islands in Washington state.  Since 1893, it has been home to the Patos Island lighthouse which guides large ships through Boundary Pass, between the United States and Canada.

Kayaking to this lovely destination requires some experience and skill since the waters around Patos Island are full of eddies and currents.

By the time we landed on Patos Island, we had had a long day of navigating and paddling, sometimes against current that flowed the wrong direction!  We were tired and still had to set up our tents and fix our dinners (dehydrated food, in my case!)

But after a leisurely meal and a short rest we were ready to walk to the other side of the island to watch the sunset.  I saw this couple and I was struck by their sense of peacefulness as they strolled to the lighthouse to watch the evening sunset.  

Looking at this painting takes me right back to that soothing sunset and the glowing beacon at the top of the lighthouse.  It reminds me that, at least in some magical places, all is right with the world.

These are high quality giclee reproductions that are printed on fine art paper and come with a 1/2" white border.  They generally arrive at your home within two weeks of ordering, ready to be matted and framed.  Larger sizes are available by special order -- contact me for more information.

Prices include shipping.

Size Cost
20" x 24" $150
16" x 20" $115
11" x 14" $85
8" x 10" $60