This painting was inspired by long evenings watching the sunset over the many different lakes in Minnesota. The calm water and the reflections of the setting sun have always been captivating for me to witness. The play on the blues and oranges among the clouds is how I will always visualize sunsets at the cabin.
The sailboat is still the main feature of the painting, and it grounds the image well reminding me of seeing these around the Minneapolis chain of lakes. I love the softness and the hint of whimsy it gives to the piece. It provided the perfect subject to really experiment with the reflective quality of the water and play with the deep shadows and highlights of sunset.