Sometimes, I put the watercolour aside
and bring out oil paint
so I can work with a palette knife.
"Untitled Lighthouse Oil Painting" (as yet)
oil on canvas
4x5 inches by Christy DeKoning
by Robert Louis Stevenson
The brilliant kernel of the night,
The flaming lightroom circles me:
I sit within a blaze of light
Held high above the dusky sea.
Far off the surf doth break and roar
Along bleak miles of moonlit shore,
Where through the tides the tumbling wave
Falls in an avalanche of foam
And drives its churned waters home
Up many an undercliff and cave.