In this piece I feel I was able to depict the first light of the crisp morning colors through artist’s eyes. Rather than capture the view, I wanted to focus on capturing the feeling and mood of this calm morning. I’d spent the earliest hours of the morning going for a sunrise surf. It was my favorite part of the day, this moment; Sitting on the sand with my salty cold skin being warmed by the newly risen sun and the remaining adrenaline still swimming in my veins. I was completely awake with the ocean and the day was as fresh as the cool water. The cool crisp colors in this picture really capture that feeling of gentle clarity that this morning brought. The brisk silvers you see were created from the ocean water rushing into the lagoon, that’s why the strokes of sand and earth lay before the foreground becomes sharp blue ocean once again. This piece just ignites a gentle exhilaration for me, the calmness that I seek when starting my day.