The Story

During a camping trip in Interlochen, Michigan, I tried Stand Up Paddling for the very first time (and loved it!). I remember standing above the water, feeling like the solitude of being out in the lake, far from the shore. The water was so clear, and I watched fish swimming around me. The sun shone down, warming my shoulders, and the air was just cool enough that the two together gave that perfect combination of comfort.


Upon returning my feet to the sandy beach, I passed the SUP board onto my husband and kids to give it a try, and I watched from the coast. I was dazzled by the way the sun sparkled on the water. As it rippled closer to shore, its rhythmic movement was entrancing and so relaxing. That afternoon, while everyone was resting, I sat at our picnic table to create it in paint.


The Inspiration

“Ripples” is an original 6x6” acrylic painting on canvas panel of the sparkling water on Duck Lake in Interlochen, Michigan. It brings peace and encouragement. It reminds us that life is a beautiful adventure, with summer a treasure trove full of the things we love, and that we are free to explore the everyday wonders all around us.

Motion + Peace = one small movement rippling into another.

Vibrations across the sea.
Textures across canvas.
Sparkles dancing on the water.

“Ripples” is a small, yet beautiful wall decoration or shelf art for people who can’t get enough of the water. If you have fond beach memories, if you wish you got out to the water’s edge more often, and if you love a dip in the ocean or your favorite lake, this one is for you. This is for the paddlers, the kayakers, the boaters, and the ones who search for sea shells and Petoskey stones. This is you and all those times you heard the call of the waves when strolling barefoot in the sand.


“Ripples” is one of three paintings created from Duck Lake, Michigan, including "Aglow" and "Summer Sun."

Ripples 6x6" square painting

  • 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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  • This lake painting was created in layers of professional-grade acrylic paints with brush and palette knives. Gently dust with a clean, dry cloth as-needed. 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.