At Day's End
Simple Summer Sweetness
Youth: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse circa 1906
Old Age: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse circa 2002
Lonely Sentinel: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse
Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass Lighthouse
A Midnight's Respite
Unicorn's of The Marsh
An Evening At Sullivan's
Racing The Sunset
At Day's End© Wesley McPhail, McPhail Fine Art 2018
NativitreeOriginally intended as a Christmas card, this composition combines the imagery of a first century hillside and a Christmas tree.
Fishermen's Break A trio of pelicans takes a break from fishing at the Bolivar Peninsula Ferry Landing near Galveston, Texas, while a seagull passes by overhead. 18” x 24” oil on hard board panel - original available.
Simple Summer SweetnessOrangeade is a sweet, refreshing way to beat the summer heat.This piece features elements taken from a glassware set that once belonged to my great aunt and a lace table cloth that belonged to my wife’s grandmother, and recalls a simpler time of relaxation and summer fun.14” x 18”
Youth: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse circa 1906A depiction of the Sabine Bank Lighthouse as it appeared in 1906, shortly after the light was activated.The flag on the lantern room walkway is period accurate, and features 45 stars. A keeper is also visible, leaning against the lower gallery railing."Youth & Old Age" comprises a diptych - two panels forming a single piece. Purchase both panels together for a savings of 15% off the individual price - both on art paper and canvas.
Old Age: The Sabine Bank Lighthouse circa 2002This piece depicts the Sabine Bank Lighthouse as it appeared in 2002, shortly before it was dismantled. By this time the lower gallery level had been enclosed, much of the decorative railing work been destroyed, and most of the upper railings had been replaced by chains and cables. "Youth & Old Age" comprises a diptych - two panels forming a single piece. Purchase both panels together for a savings of 15% off the individual price - both on art paper and canvas.
Lonely Sentinel: The Sabine Bank LighthouseCompleted in 1906, the Sabine Bank Lighthouse was once the most remote lighthouse in the United States. Situated in the Gulf of Mexico upon Sabine Bank, a sandy shoal approximately 15 miles from the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, it was also known as, "Eighteen Mile Light," and, "The Spark Plug of The Gulf." The tower was dismantled in 2002, but the original caisson stands to this very day - now home to a modern steel skeleton light tower.
Ever On Watch: The Sabine Pass LighthouseThe Sabine Pass Lighthouse rises from the marshes of Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana. Completed in 1856, the site has endured hurricanes, marsh fires, floods, and even a Civil War battle. Now home to nesting barn owls and other specimens of marsh life, steps are at last being taken to preserve this historic site.
Seaside InterludeThe gentle surf calls as the sunset shines on this relaxing setting.
A Midnight's RespiteThis commissioned piece features a family of unicorn stopping for a quiet drink as other creatures roam along the water’s edge.
Unicorn's of The MarshThis multifaceted fantasy piece was painted on commission and depicts a sunset scene paired with a unicorn portrait.
An Evening At Sullivan'sThis commissioned piece features a vintage Oldsmobile Rocket, and some other period accurate touches.
Racing The SunsetA family sets off for adventure on a cool, autumn afternoon.
Papa's SolitudeEveryone needs a place to escape. For some, a dusty tool shed offers a break from the hectic pace of daily life.
NightlightA single candle can bring warmth and comfort to an otherwise dark night.
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