The Story

We were camping right on Duck Lake, where our site faced the summer sunrise view. In the mornings, I woke up to golden glow and walked down a set of nearby wooden steps that lead to an overlook to enjoy the quiet calm of the slow-moving water and listen to early birdsong among the trees at the shore.


Many of my family’s favorite summer memories are made while camping. It is when we are away from the daily grind, mostly unplugged, that we enjoy slow days together riding bikes, kayaking, hiking, and, of course, eating ice cream. At night, we cook together over the fire and settle in the glow of the flames dancing.


This painting was created out of that sense of deep connection and freedom from the strains of the outside world. “Aglow” is an original 6x6” acrylic painting on canvas panel of a sunrise over Duck Lake in Interlochen, Michigan. It is the essence of taking even just a few moments out of the day to allow yourself to be still— to just stop and look around and appreciate what is right there in front of you.

”Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam


If you have fond beach memories, if you wish you got out to the water’s edge more often, and if you love the way your toes feel in warm sand, this one is for you. This painting will be perfect displayed anywhere and brings with it the charm of a lake house or beach home.


This painting is one of three inspired by Duck Lake, including "Summer Sun" and "Ripples."

Aglow 6x6" square painting

  • This sunrise painting was created in layers of professional-grade acrylic paints with brush and palette knives. The canvas panel is 6” tall by 6” long. The edges are 3/8“ deep and painted dark blue. This painting arrives ready-to-hang no frame required. Gently dust with a clean, dry cloth as-needed.

  • Studio Pick Up is available for local buyers to pick up from the studio within 7 days of purchase (we will arrange a time and date after purchase). If shipped, your painting will be gift-wrapped in kraft paper, cushioned, and carefully packaged in a sturdy box or ridig mailer. Shipping includes tracking, which will be e-mailed to you. Most paintings ship within 5 business days. Please allow up to two weeks for arrival. International shipping may take longer.

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