This is a 18x24 inch oil landscape on canvas.I painted the water at an angle to create an interesting and compelling composition with placement. I also wanted to create a sense of balance by choosing the placement of elements. I created the sky using vibrant warm colors, while being mindful to capture the brightness of the sun reflecting on the water. I used small brushes and a dappling technique to capture the splashing wave in the foreground. The contrast of neutral and warm colors provides a feeling of tranquility.