The Art Within

Capturing the light of an ocean sunrise is an inspired event for a painter. In this photograph, the cool white reflection of morning sunlight on the water is especially memorable. The transparent cloud effect and soft pastel colors of the sky provide me with endless inspiration for painting.

If this atmospheric scene appears familiar – you enjoy an observant eye! This one of a kind photograph provided the inspiration for my oil painting, Atlantic Sunrise, which is on view in my website’s gallery today!

Atlantic Sunrise is the first sea inspired painting offered as a giclée because my family and friends truly enjoy this canvas! They enjoy the light streaming down from the heavens and remark “I really love this painting!” If you savor the atmospheric effect of a sunrise over the water then a custom order giclée, arriving from my online gallery to your home, will provide you with endless enjoyment too!

Atlantic Sunrise by Karen LaFontaine
Atlantic Sunrise 11 x 14 inches oil on canvas

If you love the sea, I invite you to visit my gallery often. This photograph is one of many sunrise photos I have carefully preserved from my family’s trips to the shore. Every time I view these treasured memories, my mind races over endless possibilities for sea inspired paintings.

Possibilities… as vast as the sea.

Thank you for visiting with me in my Artist’s Journal, On The Easel. I love sharing the inspiration for my painting Atlantic Sunrise with you.

Be well, Karen LaFontaine

The Art Within, image, poem by Karen LaFontaine. Published by Karen LaFontaine Fine Art.

To enjoy more seashore inspired art, now available as museum quality giclées, visit my online art gallery:

To contact Karen about Atlantic Sunrise, or any of the artworks in her gallery, email her at:

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