Lighthouses tend to recall the idyllic and simple days of the past. However, some lighthouses are guarded by the Department of Homeland Security and require persistence to get a close glance. That was the case with Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
My first painting was of Amelia Island Lighthouse located in Northern Florida. There was not even a sign nearby to indicate where the Lighthouse was. However, I was able to spend a few hours painting on the grounds on a sunny day.
My second painting was at the beautiful Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park where I casually painted the Cape Florida Lighthouse. Located on Key Biscayne, this park remains true to the vision and legacy of its founder William Calhoun Baggs. He was the editor of the Miami News for 1956-1969 who dreamed of a beautiful public park in this billionaire playground. I spoke with the Park Services Specialist, Art, who provided insight and helpful information on the park.