"'Three stacks' of volcanic rock were formed when the ocean eroded the surrounding soil, eons ago."
Artist comment: "Although this is purely an imaginary scene, it is not to say that it could not be nor hasn`t been. So, when I began the sketch, I 'built' a group of three stack rocks as they may appear in today`s world. The time is early afternoon. The view is Southerly. The waves are pushing relentlessly from the West. I started the color with a clear blue which I carried onto the frothy foam. As I have often observed, the water farther away will seem darker at the horizon. When I had finished the background, I painted the middle ground water a soft blue. Then the rising splash was made just slightly darker with a touch of green. From back to front, I rendered the offshore rocks; each becoming a little bit darker as they are closer to the viewer. Next, I did the big splash with it`s foam patterns. Finally, with a palette knife, I painted the rocks across the bottom foreground. A little hint of runoff on the formations, and the scene was complete."