I will never forget my trips to Kangaroo Island. Most were full of joyous expectation so the trip was coloured with delight. The crossing of Backstairs Passage between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw KI takes about 45 minutes and there are times when I have stood on deck for most of this time, just watching the wake and the bow waves as they trailed behind the ferry.
You may have seen this one before. My recent work below zooms in more. The bow wave from the side of the ferry has its own energy, different from the heaving and rolling of the wake and more diverse in its patterns. The first image shows the outline of the composition.
After some humming and hawing, I decided it has most drama as a vertical piece.
Bouncing bow wave, acrylic on canvas
The final image is taken without a tripod but gives the idea.
What do you think of the 90 degree rotation?