I was watching another tutorial video by James Julier on sea sunsets . I was inspired to make my own, based on an old photo — I can’t place exactly where the original was, but it was a rocky beach, somewhere on the west coast near Santa Cruz. The project post gives more info and intermediate steps.
Many macOS users will likely recognize the source for this painting as one or the background images provided in the recent past. Every time it would pop onto my background or go by in a screen saver, I’d just give a sigh and stare at it.
Jokingly naming the painting “Ellie Font” for no typographical reason, just the way my brain works.