Gregory D. Steele

Cana Island Lighthouse, 2020
oil on board
16 x 24 in
SKU: 12601c
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'Cana Island Lighthouse' is an original landscape painting signed by American artist Gregory Steele. In the painting, Steele presents a picturesque view of the Door County, Wisconsin lighthouse on Cana Island – near Spikehorn Bay and Moonlight Bay. As with many of the landscape painters of the nineteenth century, Steele shows the meeting of human industry with the overwhelming force of nature. The lighthouse towers and glows in the left of the image, hidden behind trees green with summer. In the distance, dramatic clouds reflect the purples, pinks and violets of an oncoming sunset storm, dominating the composition and emphasizing the smallness of mankind's efforts. Once nighttime falls, the lighthouse will glow even brighter, fulfilling its indented function of warning of the rocky shore in the dark storm.

oil on board
16 x 24 inches, board
22 x 30 inches, frame
Signed lower left
Framed to conservation standards in a gold finish cassetta-style wood moulding