I rarely work from a photograph but wanted to study the movement of waves to depict in a more realistic fashion. It was an interesting exercise and I used a photograph of the bay I took in 2016 (the 13th of January - see that date for original photograph). Although the snow covered mountains were there in the background looking rather beautiful, I wanted the focus to be in the foreground, so minimised that aspect in this painting. The size is 20.5 x 30.5cm. This painting will be framed up and exhibited early next year. That's one under the belt and although I am more interested in abstract and spontaneous representations of the area, it is useful once in a while to work up a proper study.