Erik Koeppel

Sunset on the Coast, 2020
Oil on Linen Panel
7 x 10 x 0.50 in
A friend gave me this panel several years ago to try out. It sat around my studio for a time before, and I eventually started using it for almost abstract design experiments using the paint that was leftover on my palette. It was dark and moody for a long time but kept changing. Over many layers of this process, the air cleared in the painting, and my imagination brought forth an invented scene of sunset on a coast. It has a lot of texture on the surface as a result. Once the image took hold, and I felt the peace of this warm sunset, I worked to resolve the picture, and it eventually arrived at the image you see today.