Fire Island National Seashore
While some park facilities remain temporarily closed, many outdoor spaces are open and can be visited safely. Fire Island's beautiful seascapes and landscapes are sources of inspiration. The Fire Island Lighthouse in particular, is a sight to see. Shown here in a sequenced watercolor painting of the iconic landmark. The step by step process and supplies used are listed below. Feel free to share your favorite Fire Island view in the comments! #FireIslandNationalSeashore #FireIslandLighthouse https://www.nps.gov/fiis/planyourvisit/fireislandlighthouse.htm
• One medium sized paint bush with a pointed tip.
• Cup of water
• Paper towel for dabbing or removing color
• Watercolors used: Black, brown, red, yellow and blue.
• Watercolor paper or any mixed media paper
Step 1. Lightly sketch out the outline.
Step 2. Add very diluted colors for the first layer. Tip: Be cautious as to where you want the white to show, because you cannot undue a color application after it dries.
Step 3. Continue to add less diluted colors. Always let surface dry before adding another layer to decrease the mixing and smudging of colors.
Step 4. Continue this process until you reach the desired product.
NPS Painting/H. Clausman