Sometimes on an evening walk I just stop and watch the waves. The beauty and the sounds of nature are mesmerizing. The power of the waves and the patterns of the spindrift leave me in awe as I absorb each crashing moment. Cloud banks low in the sky let the luminous colors peek through. the color dances off the water while the light illuminates the tops of the waves. I let the distant water fade out of focus to keep the viewers eye on the wave and focus on details in the foreground to bring to bring the viewer to the moment at hand. The sky peeks through the clouds above signaling another day gone by. This painting was all about capturing the mood of the moment.