Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Art Of Lighthouses

Ahhhh, another wonderful original painting. This one is titled "Seascape With Lighthouse" by Charles Codman (circa 1800 – 1842) who was a noted landscape painter of Portland, Maine. His art is featured at the Portland Museum of Art as mature, fine early American landscape painting. Codman began as a decorative painter and had no formal training but eventually produced mature works of romance and beauty. His work was "discovered" in 1828 by the contemporary art critic, John Neal (1793–1876).

Here is one of my own poems that I think goes well with it.

The Water's Guiding Key.

There you stand so silently
at water's edge so proud and tall,
A majestic light that warns
of coming danger unforeseen by all.

The darkened rolling waters
with thickened fog in the night,
Is lost of danger and distress
when soon appears your guiding light.

Now all is safe and calmness
rises from the roughened sea,
And once again your shining light
becomes the water's guiding key.

Saving lives and boats from distress
and many dangers unforeseen by all
As you proudly light the darken sea
so keep on standing proud and tall.

Toni Taddeo &copy

That's all there is my friends. I leave you with this quote by ~Charles Simic~ "Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships"...   Until next time be blessed.


  1. Beautiful painting. I have always wanted to live in a lighthouse, thinking it would be cool, smiles.

  2. I just love paintings of lighthouses. This one really shows the wildness of the sea. Your poem is perfect. You are so talented! Have a blessed day.

  3. Hi Toni, I enjoyed the painting and your light house. We docked in Portland Maine while on the cruise with my parents. But our destination was Kennebunkport Me. I do have a picture of the Portland Head Lighthouse. Enjoy your day. Hugs

  4. Great poem and painting! I love lighthouses too! There is something cozy seeing them lighted up on a rainy night!

  5. I will update for you! Thanks for letting me know!

  6. Updating your info on my site.
    I always enjoy your poems especially since I know they are written with such care. I like how they always create feeling and pictures in my mind.
    Hope you are having a great Sunday Toni.

    1. PS do you have a new linky graphic? But I will just change the address on your old linky in case you don't.

    2. No I don't have one yet but yes you can just change the name for now. Thanks Annie.

  7. Beautiful portrait and poem! Josh went through a phase when he was little where he was fascinated with lighthouses and of course we live in the midwest and no light houses. Connie was so good as to share her lighthouse page with me so I could show it to Josh. I was later able to take him up in one. They are truly beautiful. Hope you are doing great! I cannot wait for the Wal Mart Beauty Box!!! I am so excited.


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