Midnight Waves: In this painting, I took artistic license to increase the bright, yellow light of the moon as it cast over the midnight waves of the ocean. What I imagine could be with the right moonlight at midnight is a most stunning portrait of various shades of ocean blue. Sea and sky are only distinguished by hue in a painting whose encompassing blue heightens the expansiveness of the coast. The magnitude of the sea and sky envelopes viewers as we stare into the domain of the ocean. The brown beach sand, white foam of the waves, and yellow moonlight serve as important contrasts in this painting to emphasize the complex tones of blue throughout the scene.