Sunrise: Wind and
Waves Oil on linen
Collection of the Honolulu Mayor's Office
Department of Culture and
The first thing to keep in mind about a picture like this is that
the challenge is never to "freeze" a wave like an ice
sculpture, but to paint it as it appears to the eye, as something
moving and with powerful forces behind it.
The second thing to keep in mind is that the painting isn't
entirely about rocks and waves.