Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
August 17, 2010
Image Size
463 KB


39,860 (2 today)
5,139 (who?)
Pharos at Alexandria by samburley Pharos at Alexandria by samburley
The legendary lighthouse of Alexandria. Painted with acrylics on masonite, colored and re-painted in Photoshop.

Sam Burley - Do not use without permission

Check out my website [link], blog [link] or facebook [link] for more!

Feel free to email me at - Don't send notes here on DA because I tend to miss them.
If you're interested in prints, check my site Contact page for rates and send me an email, or browse BFA: [link]

Thanks for looking! :)
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2012-03-02
Pharos at Alexandria, a beautiful and dramatic painting by *samburley - absolutely amazing perspective and sense of motion. ( Suggested by DieKorruption and Featured by alicexz )
Critique by xxxTsubasaHolic Jan 23, 2011, 6:11:21 PM
Vision: There is a story somewhere in here, but I can't quite feel it. It's eerily entrancing and mysterious.

Originality: Although this is a painting of something that has undoubtedly been painted before, you have truly made it your own and that deserves a commendation.

Technique: The way you painted the slightly transparent bits of the water is what struck me the most. It looks intimidating and jarring and so absolutely real. The brush work is so detailed and sharp that it would catch anyone's eye. The orange light creates a sense of urgency that is somehow enhanced by the sideways angle (another thing I loved about this artwork).

Impact: This piece has a phenomenal impact, despite its inherent simplicity. Although it is a painting without a human face in it, there is still so much emotion in the work. I love this piece and would buy it to hang on my wall if I could, and I'm sure many other people feel the same way.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
115 out of 118 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

MinecraftArchitect90 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Magnificent, I can imagine it would have been an amazing & intimidating sight to behold for weary sailors arriving at Alexandria for the first time...
Teddy-Cube Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice :love:
primulatook Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing vision!
JayceJvR1992 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love this piece. I cant believe more people havent commented. I like the lighting, the mood and i also love the angle from which you look up at the lighthouse. The water and the way the light shines through the sails is done soo amazingly. Once again, THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING PIECE OF ART.
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid :)
neosapian6 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Artist
How long did this take? .o. Also, what do you think is the most difficult part for you?
MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You painted the water so good. I hope to learn how to do this. I think by far... you have the best water paintings on DA.
Ito-Saith-Webb Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Beautifully done, not only is it painted with a high degree of skill but it is also the composition and how you used a dutch angle effectively.
Ririk64 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This is amazing !! Well done !
PandaTheAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The water... I'm at a loss for words. :iconclapplz:
Add a Comment: