While on vacation one evening, our daughter and I set our alarms to get up early enough to watch the sun rise over the ocean. The show is every bit as spectacular as a sunset, only in reverse. This image is made from a photo, and I intended it to be a fast watercolor, but I so overworked it that I had to call in the gouache cavalry to save it.

4 thoughts on “Sunrise

  1. I see a lot of Munch, Matisse and even a touch of Van Gogh in that one. I think I’ll need to see the painting (and a martini) to appreciate it fully.

        1. It’s probably the result of me (over) simplifying the millions of surface irregularities that were reflecting the color of the sky at different angles. I also noted that when the sun first shows above the horizon, the angle of its rays can’t reach the water’s surface due to the curvature of the earth. Thus, there was no sparkling foaminess at the tips of the waves – everything was still in shadow.

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