Fastnet Lighthouse At Night - Irish Art Print

Fastnet Lighthouse At Night - Irish Art Print

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Fastnet Lighthouse At Night - Irish Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Irish art print features Fastnet Lighthouse at night. Fastnet Lighthouse perches appropriately enough on Fastnet Rock, a small islet that is the most southerly point of Ireland. Fastnet has been dubbed "Ireland's Teardrop" because it was the last part of Ireland that 19th century immigrants saw of their homeland when sailing to America.

I had seen pictures of this 1891 lighthouse before and honestly thought they were of a fictional location. The sight of Fastnet Lighthouse rising out of the rocks like that looked like a fantasy. So I was surprised when I was researching Irish Lighthouses to discover that Fastnet Lighthouse was real. It's actually the second light to perch on that rocky islet. The first was lit in 1854. Constructed of cast iron it was soon deemed unsuitable when another lighthouse built in the same fashion was taken down by a strong gale. The light today which has stood for over a century was built from Cornish granite.

As anyone who has checked out my work knows, I love lighthouses and often seek out new subjects. I often depict them in the rain at night, but for some reason when I saw this one, I wanted it shining brightly beneath a starry night sky. It just suited its fairytale appearance to me. Perched on a rock reaching into a starry night sky seemed appropriate to me, what do you think?

The end product is a study in shades of night blue getting more inky higher into the atmosphere. The water is similarly filled with darkness accentuating the water that is reflecting the golden warm light of Fastnet Lighthouse above. On the horizon there's a bit of clouds that suggests a storm has either passed or may be gathering strength. Whatever the case, the stars rule the sky at the moment over this old Irish lighthouse.

What captures your attention most in this Fastnet lighthouse art print?

Art Prints - Product Information

When decorating your home or office, you deserve high quality decor that will last. Art prints purchased on this site are individually produced for your order. They are printed on acid-free paper using archival inks. This guarantees that your art print will last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

All art prints feature an additional 1" white border surrounding the artwork. This added border allows for easy matting and framing.

Within 10 to 15 business days of your purchase, your art print will be shipped to you securely rolled in a durable cardboard tube.

Art Print Paper Choices

Archival Matte Paper Sample

230 gsm / 9.5 mil

Archival Matte Paper

Long-lasting heavyweight paper with a smooth matte finish. This versatile paper is designed for high contrast and crisp reproduction of photography and fine art. This paper is an acid-free archival quality choice. 

Somerset Velvet Paper Sample

255 gsm / 19 mil

Somerset Velvet Paper

Radiant white paper which offers vivid color reproduction with rich blacks and great contrast. A subtle texture adds extra warmth to fine art prints. This paper is a 100% cotton rag paper for archival longevity.


Note: Both of these paper choices will produce brilliant art prints that you will enjoy for years to come. My personal preference for my work is Somerset velvet for its thickness and texture. 

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