We were anchored in the center of the five tiny Tobago Cays, in the Southern Caribbean, floating inside of a horseshoe-shaped reef. I was totally at peace here, anchored in the electric blue water.
One morning, we had just returned from a fantastic snorkel and we were standing on the deck of our boat, drying in the bright sun. Way off in the distance, I could see a storm approaching, a thick grey cloud sweeping towards us. Within moments, the wind picked up and the surface of the water rippled and sprayed. All at once, we were drenched - and incredible downpour from the sky. And then it was over. Just as quickly as it came, it was gone, and the sky was blue and clear. Exhilarating!
I love the perspective of this painting - I actually feel like I am on the deck and the water is rocking all around. The intersecting lines of the rigging, juxtaposed with the line of the horizon give the painting movement and rhythm.