I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It’s been waiting 12 years to be painted. It was indeed a sunset cruise…down Chartiers Creek on a perfect July evening. Not only the delicate light on the nearly still water and the clear sky gradating up to deep blue, but the curve of the hills on either side. Of all the photos I took for this one scene, this off-center horizon has stayed with me all these years. I still love its simplicity and sense of peace. I can hear the water lap against my canoe, and soon I’ll see stars begin to glimmer in the blue.
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“Sunset Cruise” is pastel, 9″ x 12″ on black pastel paper. The original of this painting is still available, framed in a 1-1/2″ solid wood matte black 11″ x 14″ frame with a gray violet black core mat. Digital, giclee and canvas prints as well as greeting cards are available.
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