This is a photo I took a few weeks ago in Santa Cruz and my main inspiration for this project.
This is a photo I also took in Santa Cruz. I combined the wave of the first one with the idea of the trees in this image.
I added rubber cement to the water to allow more white space in the waves.
I tried to use unique colors in weird areas. I made some purples to go with the greens for the foliage in the front.
I finally made darker values in the ocean!
I added the trees in the foreground.
I then took the rubber cement off of the ocean.