I got inspired by old stories, myths and even geological data, like ice core samples, for this painting. So far, the effort paid off, but there is so much to do still. This painting I find especially challenging as there is a shite load of water. I have not painted water before, let alone such a wave. We see how this works out. In the worst-case scenario this one goes into the rubbish bin.
At this stage I want to do a few quick tests after I lightened the sky and was not satisfied with the result
So I took a earlier photo and played around with it in ProCreate on my iPad. Just a few brush strokes over the sky and land areas. Then fiddling with the hue, saturation and lightness slider until I found something more likable.
The result is here.