I caught the Staten Island Ferry to visit the National Lighthouse Museum, and to see the lighthouses on Staten Island. On the way, I caught a distant view of the Statue of. While I had pledged not to sketch such a touristy site, I was persuaded otherwise when looking at Lady Liberty.
I only had a minute or two to sketch and capture my impression of the Statue of Liberty with a few lines. I later tried to recapture that fleeting moment in a painting with the same emotions and energy I felt when looking at the Statue of Liberty in awe. I used the color purple as a symbol of its royalty.
The Statue of Liberty, our national treasure and prestigious landmark once served as a lighthouse. Congressional acceptance of the gift from France specified that the structure would be maintained as a beacon.