There are times when water reads best when it is calm and reflects a simple object like a boat or a bird. Here, I am working to show the sheer power of the ocean. Much of that will be achieved by creating a sense of volume.
Now that I have the lower section painted, anchored, I will move to all the noodling which remains. I knew this would be a challenging piece but it has a lot more detail than I was expecting. Nuances of color, light, and shadow make all the difference between a two or three dimensional feeling to the painting.