This is not the ocean, but a small tributary of the Choptank River in Maryland. Most of my reference material comes from here in California, where most of the time it is either foggy or clear or stormy. Very rarely are there puffy white clouds in blue sky, as one sees so frequently on the East coast...at least not in the early morning when I tend to be in the water... I had been saving this photo for quite a while, but when a piece of aluminum appeared for me to paint on, I knew I had to use it.. I would like to know how to paint thin glazes so that the reflective quality of the aluminum surface somehow works with the paint.. Instead of just being covered up... This piece has a tiny bit of that quality..