© 2013 Hannah Phelps
Tenants Harbor, ME is not known for its surf, but when I was painting there in 2010, we had a hurricane off the coast. That meant big waves where it's usually flat and calm.
I would have found something to paint with or without the extra action, but all else being equal, I'll take waves! Knowing they were a limited commodity, I painted a lot of studies during the few days the storm churned them out. That means I can paint even more waves now!