|"I'll Leave A Light On", 8 by 10 inch watercolor ©Maria T Reichert 2011|
It was such a beautiful photo, that I couldn't resist painting it. See the others on her blog, they are all so wonderful and different, I see she has a new challenge posted as well.
What is it that is so romantic and peaceful about a lighthouse? Something about the photo of a lighthouse just make you sigh and relax. I had to think about this awhile, it is an awkward structure, blocking the view of the ocean, and yet they seem to hold a place in the heart of so many.
A lighthouse represents a beacon, guiding you in from sea, drawing you home, to safety, I can't ignore the imagery, maybe we are all looking for a light to follow, to bring us home, where we belong. Hoping someone will leave a light on for us, that someone is waiting for us to come home.