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      Lithographic "prints" are actually reproductions of original works of art, usually done in full color. Each color or color variation requires a separate pass on the lithographer's press and a minimum of three colors plus black, in order to obtain the full color spectrum.For the art connoisseur who may have budget restrictions, lithographic reproductions are a very good choice over the more costly original works.

     Included with the purchase of each print, is the accompanying write-up as it appears below. To purchase the prints pictured below, click the Contact link in the navigation above, and supply the necessary information requested in the appropriate spaces.

     Note that the prices displayed do not include shipping and handling.
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
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     This beautiful guiding light is the tallest lighthouse in America. Located on Hatteras Island in Buxton, North Carolina, it is one of the finest buildings ever built by our government. It was originally built in 1803, then heightened and refitted in 1854. The present tower, with it's impressive 208 feet, was built in 1868-69. This elevation allows its' Fresnel Lens to project a beam of light as far as 20 miles. Constructed of bricks and topped with an iron superstructure and painted with bold black and white stripes, it makes a beautiful site whether being approached from land or sea.

     In 1999, it was moved 2,900 feet southwest of its' position adjacent to the ocean because of increased tidal erosion, to the place it now occupies. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark, the highest rank for structures in our country and is therefore a famous symbol of North Carolina.
Image Size
With Border: 18" x 251/4"
No Border: 133/8" x 211/2"
Lithographic Reproduction - from an original Watercolor
Ltd. ed. 750 - $50.00
Cape Lookout Lighthouse
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     This tall maritime structure was completed in 1859 and is located on Core Banks Island, off the North Carolina coast. The light from this 165 foot structure may be seen for a distance of 19 miles. "Black and white checkers" was the designated design mandated by the Light House Board, but it is more commonly referrred to as a diamond pattern. The building of this enormous brick tower employed a new engineering method called double-wall construction which became a model for the Cape Hatteras, Bodie Island, and Currituck Lighthouses. The powerful light of this majestic beacon is projected by a Fresnel lens.
Image Size
With Border: 18" x 251/4"
No Border: 141/2" x 215/8"
Lithographic Reproduction - from an original Watercolor
Ltd. ed. 750 - $50.00
Old Friends
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     This is a lithographic reproduction from an original watercolor painting by Betsy Reid. Old Nags Head is the location of this scene and brings back nostalgic memories of the "way it used to be".

     The cottage in this picture was originally owned by the Duston family and was located on the ocean where the now-famous Ashe Wednesday Storm destroyed the front of it. It was sold to the Pruden family and was subsequently moved in 1963, to the location shown in the watercolor painting.

     "The Carrie", the fishing vessel in the foreground, was owned by Captain Willie Ethridge of Wanchese. It was one of the first boats to take recreational fisherman deep-sea-fishing and on this first a "bill" fish or White Marlin was caught. Sadly, both the cottage and the boat have succumbed to "progress".
Image Size
With Border: 22" x 161/2"
No Border: 185/8" x 127/8"
Lithographic Reproduction - from an original Watercolor
Ltd. ed. 750 - $60.00
Mackeys' Fish House
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     A fish house is a place where fisherman store and repair their nets, clean and salt their catch, and often cook portions of their catch. As one local man said, "A fish house is to a fisherman what a barn is to a farmer".

     The Mackeys' Fish House was built in the 1950's by Mr. Joshua (Josh) Thomas Griffin on the site where it now stands. Many of the timbers in the structure came from the raliroad bridge that used to be across the Albemarle Sound. Mr. Griffin and his son, Larry, would go out in the sound in their boat and gather the discarded railroad ties that repair crews would throw overboard and bring them back to Mackeys. They then sawed off rotten or damaged portions and used the remaining part to construct the fish house. A local cotton gin that had been torn down furnished most of the tin which forms the sides and roof of the fish house.

     It is located in the charming fishing community of Mackeys', North Carolina on the right side of N.C. Highway #308. Mackeys was incorporated in the 1700's and used to have a ferry, which transported people across Mackeys' Creek prior to the construction of the bridge now spanning it.
Image Size
With Border: 255/8" x 241/8"
No Border: 215/8" x 181/8"
Lithographic Reproduction - from an original Oil
Ltd. ed. 500 - $40.00
Scarlet Gathering
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     Birds are one of my favorite subjects, even to the extent that one of my students nicknamed me, "The Bird Lady". With that in mind, it stands to reason that a bird as beautiful as a Scarlet Macaw would become the subject for more than one of my paintings.
Image Size
With Border: 247/8" x 351/8"
No Border: 203/4" x 27"
Lithographic Reproduction - from an original Oil
Open ed. - $60.00
(may be framed as a poster or a fine art print)
     Laserjet prints are made utilizing a laserjet printer instead of a press. Laserjet inks are in powder form and do not have the longevity nor the color-fastness of lithographic reproductions or giclées. Generally, they are not reproduced on archival paper, therefore their price is correspondingly much lower. This type of reproduction is chosen intentionally by the artist to make them affordable to anyone.
Jesus
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     This laserjet reproduction is from an original watercolor which was commissioned by Covenant United Methodist Church. They requested early morning light, which is evident in this picure by the long shadows and the sun rising behind the figure of Jesus. It contains the scripture, "I Am the Good Shepherd"... John 10:14. It is available in two sizes, 5" x 7" and 11" x 14", for ease of framing using commercial frames.
Image Size (Large)
With Border: 11" x 14"
No Border: 10" x 13"
Image Size (Small)
With Border: 5" x 7"
No Border: 41/4" x 61/4"
Laserjet Print - from an original Watercolor
Large: Open ed. - $20.00
Small: Open ed. - $10.00
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