The sea has always interested me as a subject to paint, mostly because I find it a complicated subject matter. My all time favorite painter, J.M.W Turner,did the ocean justice (then again, he managed to do most things mere mortals can't do). Recently I've (re)discovered the colorful seascapes by Sorolla which ignited my interest in the ocean. One aspect of Sorolla that I love is that he used an incredibly vibrant color palette, one different from my predominately earthy one. My goal this summer is to start using cool temperature hues and bright values which I normally shy away from.