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Sam Knecht's avatar Sam Knecht

This original oil painting is inspired by sunsets I have observed and painted on Great Lakes, both Michigan and Superior. This particular image involved capturing a sublime moment as the sun touches the western horizon, blazes briefly, then yields to twilight. It is a moment of thrilling beauty especially when the lake kicks up and sky colors and shapes are echoed on wet sand in the foreground. Panoramic vistas done by Hudson River artists such as Frederic Church were called to mind as this painting developed.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: oil on linen
  • Width: 68"
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 34"