Chasing Sunsets by Coty Schwabe


There’s a First Time for Everything

I’m really excited to present this piece. Not only do I like the piece overall, but this was the first full piece I’ve created on unstretched canvas. I had been contemplating doing it since last year, and kind of did on a piece that I called “The Wilderness,” but that was more an experiment than an actual piece to sell.

The Difference in the Painting

So I’ve found that painting on the flat canvas is a lot easier to do. With the canvas flat, not only can I scrape my paint easier, but when I used really wet paint, it can’t sink in at the middle of the painting and ruin the whole thing. It’s actually kinda nice. But let’s talk about this piece in general.

A Southwest Inspired Piece with a lot of Lines

I’ve been stuck on my scraping method for a few months now, and I can’t explain why. Coming into this piece, I knew that it was going to be a lot of lines, but with distortion. I really like the idea of distorted structure. You can see the structure with the long solid lines of red, orange and turquoise, but the distortion in the small lines that almost rip the color away and displace it against the grain.

It might be hard to see in the pictures, but this piece also has hints of copper in the background, something I intended to really seal the idea of one of Arizona’s initial big industries.

If you have any interest in southwestern colors or Arizona pride, maybe you should consider taking this bad boy off my hands… 🙂

About this Item

This is a one of a kind piece. Acrylic/gloss enamel on Canvas. This is NOT a print or copy, it is unique. Signed and dated on the back by the artist. Sides are painted either a solid color that matches the piece, or continuing complimentary colors. INCLUDES CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.


This item comes UNSTRETCHED, meaning flat on the canvas. Creating my paintings on unstretched canvas allows for different effects that cannot be achieved on stretched canvas (canvas on a frame).

The advantages to selling this piece unstretched are twofold:

It’s cheaper and easier to ship. For unstretched pieces, I can offer lower prices for the sheer fact that shipping large pieces is expensive no matter how I do it.

Also, you can decide how to stretch it. With raw canvas, you can have a wooden frame made for you by a local framing shop or made with stretcher bars and have it stretched over that.

OR you can have it put into a large glass frame and hang it that way. Really, it depends on your tastes, but it’s your decision to make.

The piece shown is at LEAST 3 inches bigger on each side than the size it becomes when stretched on a gallery style frame.


This item ships AS IS. I don’t attach wire so that you can hang any direction you want. This piece can easily be hung with two small screws or nails, and can be hung from the outer frame or the cross bar (I have found this to be the more study way to do it). You could also attach wire or small hanging clips if you wish. Hanging suggestions included with purchase.

Want a Different Version?

Like the piece but want something a tad different? Maybe a slightly different color scheme or size? No worries! I’d love to work with you in creating a custom piece to fit your home, business, or lifestyle! The final price would depend on materials and size, but if you don’t like the final product – you don’t buy it! That easy.

Contact me today to get your custom piece made.

*Items depicted may not be to scale in images.

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Made: 2018

Product Contains: Gloss Enamel, Unstretched Canvas

Product Dimensions (in inches): 72″ long by 36″ Unstretched, 66″ x 30″ if stretched on a 1.5″ gallery style frame

Final Cost: Product Price + any additional applicable fees (which may include taxes)

100% Free Shipping! : No matter where you live, shipping is free, no matter the size. Item shipped within 3 to 5 business days. Paintings are shipped in the most economical manner at the time, which is generally flat rate, protected and professionally packed box, via USPS.

Special Incentives to Arizona Residents!

Free Local Delivery: If you live within 30 minutes of my home in Peoria, Arizona, I will hand deliver your items to you, regardless of how much you buy.

Free State Delivery on Total Orders of $1000 or More: If you buy more than $1000 worth of art (not including tax) in a single transaction, and you live here in Arizona, I will personally drive to your home and deliver it to you! How about that for service?

Special Discounts if you arrange to pick it up.* Let’s be real – part of the what of what drives up the price of my pieces is shipping. If you can arrange to have someone pick up the piece once its ordered, I will shave off 30% of the listing price – regardless of the item! (Message me BEFORE PURCHASE to make arrangements.)

*If you opt to have the piece picked up, it MUST be picked up within 30 days of purchase, or I will relist the item, and your money will be returned – minus processing fees. While I appreciate each and every sale – it means the world to me, really – I simply don’t have the space to store more paintings than I already have.

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