Portland Observatory Oil Pastel
Oil Pastel Artwork and Prints by Dominic White
The Portland Observatory, built in 1807, is the last maritime signal tower from the "Golden Age Of Sail" left in the United States. It was built by former sea captain Samuel Moody as a business venture to give local merchants advanced notice of when their ships were approaching. A powerful telescope mounted in the top of the tower could see incoming vessels 30 miles away, and merchants who paid a $5.00 a year subscription fee would be alerted by signal flags that their ships were approaching, giving them time to get their crews down to the docks to unload and reload the ships faster than non-subscribing competitors.
About The Original Artwork
Original Portland Observaotry painting is done in oil pastel on 24x24 MDO board. Artwork is sealed with multiple coats of sealent and trimmed on the edges with 1/8", hand-varnished pine trim. Can be hung as-is without glass or framed like a traditional canvas. $950 (Includes Free Shipping)
About Fine Art Prints
All print images are 12x18 produced on a 13x19 museum quality, acid-free, archival, velvet finish fine art paper.
The prints are hand-signed and dated by the artist. An optional Ready-to-Frame 18x24 white mat is available.
Prints Cost $35+s/h ($45+s/h with mat)
12x18 Portland Observatory Oil Pastel Fine Art Print