I took the reference photo for this in 2005. It waited 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 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.
I still remember that perfect sunset and the smooth ripples at that bend in the creek, and I also remember focusing very deeply to capture the colors and the contrast of light and dark while preserving the near abstraction in the scene. Even looking at it on my computer takes me back to those evenings on the creek.
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Each season when I publish my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter I extend a 25% discount on all original art that features the season, but for winter I discount all original art so you can start shopping for the holidays and find new art for the new year. For the first two months of the discount it’s only available to list members, but for the last month of each season I extend the offer to everyone. If you’d like to have the first chance at this discount, please sign up for my quarterly Nature & Wildlife newsletter.
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This was my painting from Day 13 of the September 2017 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. See other paintings in this and other painting challenges on the page Creative Challenges.
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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. The framed original is the only thing available for a 25% discount, but the image is also available as digital, giclee and canvas prints, and greeting cards.
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Shipping within the US is included in the cost of each print.
Prints up to 16″ x 20″ are shipped flat in a rigid envelope. Larger prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube unless otherwise requested; flat shipping is an extra cost because it’s oversized.
The giclees are printed on acid-free hot press art paper for a smooth matte finish using archival inks. Giclee is the highest quality print available because the technique uses a dozen or more ink ports to capture all the nuances of the original painting, including details of the texture, far more sensitive than any other printing medium. Sometimes my giclees look so much like my originals that even I have a difficult time telling them apart when they are in frames.
I don’t keep giclee prints in stock for most of my works. Usually I have giclees printed as they are ordered unless I have an exhibit where I’ll be selling a particular print so there is a wait of up to two weeks before receipt of your print to allow for time to print and ship.
Digital prints are made on acid-free matte-finish natural white 100# cover using archival digital inks. While digital prints are not the quality of a giclee in capturing every nuance and detail of color, texture and shading, I am still very pleased with the outcome and usually only I as the artist, could tell where detail and color were not as sharp as the original. Digital prints are only available up to 11″ x 17″ and some of the prints are cropped to fit standard mat and frame sizes.
Because the standard size canvas prints are not proportional to the original painting, canvas prints of this painting will have a portion cropped off.
I usually have at least one of the smaller sizes of canvases on hand, but order larger ones as they are ordered because I have limited storage space. Smaller canvases are a 3/4″ in depth, Canvases 12 x 16 and larger are 1-1/2″ in depth. I set them up so the image runs from edge to edge, then the sides are black or white or sometimes I slip in a color that coordinates with the painting.
I do all my own framing and can custom frame a print for you. Please ask.
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