This was Lake Ontario last month, near Sandbanks.
It was a really miserable day. There were 5-6 foot waves crashing on shore. I can only imagine what it must have been like out in the middle of the lake.
Thought I’d paint this and use depressing dark colors to capture the mood.
But I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. The more I tried to mix dark grey, the more I wanted color. So I deliberately added some warm yellows to back-light the sky.
Artistic license, I guess.
It’s a different painting from the photo. Not necessarily better or worse.
But just different.