A beautifully painted watercolor titled on reverse backing "After the Storm/Point Vicente" painted in 1998 by the noted California illustrator artist BOB DOUGHTY (1924-2011). The subject is the lighthouse at Point Vicente not far from Long Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The 13" by 20" watercolor " (22 1/4" by 29" framed, behind Plexi) is in excellent, fresh condition, the colors vivid, though the mat should be replaced with a fresh one. Doughty attended the Chouinard School and studied with well-known California regionalist painters Rex Brandt, Watson Cross, Elmer Plummer, and Dan Lutz. For many years a commercial illustrator, largely in military and aerospace, he turned eventually to painting in watercolor, his favorite themes the San Pedro harbor, and scenes of Southern California. Doughty was a member of the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, National Watercolor Society, and American Watercolor Society.
BOB DOUGHTY (1924-2011) California watercolor San Pedro lighthouse painting by noted illustrator