This is a quick 6×8″ study of the ocean during a recent storm. This was painted under an umbrella and standing as close as I could get without getting wet. At least that’s what I thought. As I finished up the painting and started packing up, a wave caught me by surprise and soaked me, my backpack, tripod… pretty much everything but my pochade box and the painting still on it. I had the presence of mind to at least try to save the painting that put me in this position. Everything has dried out now and is about as good as new, and I was reminded to never turn my back on the ocean. Plus I came out with this little stormscape. As small and loose as it is, I really like the brushwork and simplicity.