"Sand Bar Sunrise" by the artist Justin Young captures the essence of a tranquil November morning along the South Platte River, where nature awakens in a breathtaking display of colors and life. This stunning painting, commissioned by Colorado Ducks Unlimited for their sponsor print, not only celebrates the beauty of the South Platte River but also pays tribute to cherished memories and friendships forged at the renowned Sandbar Club.
In the foreground, the South Platte River stretches out, a serene expanse of water reflecting the vivid hues of dawn. The sandbar, a prominent feature of this landscape, is illuminated by the first rays of the sun. It's here that the painting's name truly comes to life, as the warm, golden light bathes the scene in a captivating radiance.
In the midst of this enchanting sunrise, a flock of mallard ducks is depicted in mid-flight, gracefully descending towards the river's surface. Their wings are outstretched, capturing the magical moment as they prepare to land gracefully. Their presence adds a touch of movement and life to the composition, reminding us of the vitality of this natural setting.
Amongst the tranquil scenery, two majestic white-tailed deer bucks with impressive antlers stand as silent sentinels of the wilderness. One of them stands in the river, perhaps quenching its thirst in the gentle morning light, while the other is poised on the sandy shore, its presence commanding attention. These magnificent creatures evoke a sense of reverence for the unspoiled beauty of the natural world.
The Sandbar Club, a legendary establishment on the South Platte River, holds a special place in the artist's heart. It's not merely a backdrop but a part of the story, a place where friendships were cultivated, memories were made, and adventures were undertaken. Justin Young's personal connection to this location is evident in every brushstroke, infusing the painting with a deep sense of nostalgia and sentimentality.
"Sand Bar Sunrise" is more than just a work of art; it is a testament to the profound bond between humanity and nature, a reminder of the tranquility and wonder that can be found in the early hours of a November morning along the South Platte River. Owned by the artist's close friend Peter Coors, this painting serves as a timeless tribute to the beauty of the natural world and the cherished moments shared with friends in its embrace.
600 Signed and Numbered
60 Signed Artist Proofs
Print Size 18 X 23 Inches
Image are 13 X 19 Inches