I took the reference photo for this painting at Monterey Bay a few weeks ago when we were having unseasonably warm weather. It was one of my favorite weekends, lunch with good friends and sitting watching the huge waves crash against the rocks while we explored the tide pools. These boats drew my interest because of the way the wood was worn and the boat on the right was filled with water from the previous rains. For this painting I wanted to push the limits on color and give them a playful look with contrasting colors and orange and yellow water. I added the pen and ink to finish the boats and give them a little bit of a graphic style.