The painting below is titled “Breaking Waves” painted by Willian Trost Richards 1901. This painting represents many that I’ve used to study the influence of colors in the sky and how they affect the water below. This particular painting offers so much color, cloud formations and prisms refracting and dispersing light from the sun. The colors are absorbed and mirrored by the water and the wet beach sand.

Additionally, this painting captures the power of the waves breaking along the beach. Perhaps a reminder to the bird on the shoreline to always be alert for the next crashing wave. I hope you find this painting to be as interesting as I have.