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Study for a larger painting of a wave re-imagined from the coast of Maine. I am completely mesmerized by the drastic contrast in the color of the water from slowly swirling base to the all but pure white of the foam. Some day I hope to catch a ride with some brave sailor who can take me to the edge of the storm and see if my fear of not knowing where I am (in the ocean) will wash overboard and be gone forever. An maybe the 'perfect storm' will produce the paint(s) for the perfect wave. Paint, rinse brushes, repeat; paint, rinse brushes, repeat; paint, rinse brushes, sit back and watch the water.

Original oil paintings and watercolors by Emmett Murphy J. posted biweekly.