I have spent the last two years doing small studies of waves so that at some point I could begin to paint larger ones. I decided it was time to see how I did on one. At 18 x 36, I thought it was going to take a year to paint. I was shocked to discover that it didn't take all that much longer than one of the 6 x 8 studies .
Below is a shot of how it looked after six hours of painting. Although the entire painting took several weeks, all of what is pictured below was painted in one day. The wave is from the Atlantic Coast of Florida.