Red Horse Gallery

An Art Gallery on The Big River dedicated to Art of, by and for The People!

Carol Erickson

I am very interested in the idea of painting with my camera – capturing the impressionistic image of light and color on the surface of water.  

These images were photographed on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota where I spent every summer of my life and where I now reside half the year.  Most evenings when the water was calm I would go out on the water about twenty minutes before sunset until about twenty minutes after sunset. I usually started with a classic sunset image and then moved to the patterns created by the interplay of the sunsets reflecting on the water and the small cross-current winds blowing over the surface of the water.

Water –  being in the water, being on the water and watching the play of light on the water surface is the inspiration for this show.  The love of experiencing the lake from the bow of my kayak combined with photographing the Mille Lacs Lake evening sky, both before and after sunset, resulted in the capturing of these patterns and colors. 

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