Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunrise Over Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland

Sunrise over Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland #251
gouache on bristol paper
2.5" x 3.5" (6.35 cm x 8.89 cm)
© copyright Michael Kraus

In the darkness of the plane, there's a sharp ding and the Captain begins to speak.  "We have started our descent toward KeflavĂ­k International Airport..." and goes on to give us weather details over the hum of the jet engines.  Megan, still sleepy since she doesn't sleep well on planes, opens the sliding curtain on the window.  The land is dark with little hints of what is below.  But, the sky is on fire with light that reflects off the Atlantic.  The captain continues talking, "We hope you've enjoyed your flight on Icelandair will will fly with us again in the near future."  Yes, we will be back. 

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Mike Kraus was born on the industrial shoreline of Muskegon, Michigan. After earning his Fine Arts Degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he attended Grand Valley State University for his graduate degree. From there, he gained varied experiences from the Chicago Architecture Foundation, Art Institute of Chicago, Hauenstein Center For Presidential Studies, Lollypop Farm Humane Society, and the Children's Memorial Foundation. And every place he worked, he had his sketchbook with him and found ways to be actively creative. In 2014, Kraus became a full-time artist by establishing Mike Kraus Art. Since then, he has sold hundreds of paintings that are displayed in nearly every state and dozens of countries. Currently, Kraus lives in Rochester, New York with his beautiful wife and goofy dog.

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