Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Water Colors by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

December 07, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

Before a storm comes ashore, the water changes. The metamorphosis is subtle but there nonetheless. The sunlight changes, so the color of the water changes. Adding to the color is the highlighted algae that are often beaten up and moved nearer to the surface.

Most of all, in a slow but inexorable fashion, the current of the water changes. The pushing of the swells becomes greater, little by little. The speed of the swells increases. We see one wave smashing into the rocks even as the remnants of another sloughs off. The undertow becomes greater, yielding hollowed out eddies around the rocks.

The tempest is coming. It is dangerous (especially among these rocks). It is also awe-inspiring, hypnotic in its fascination, and beautiful.

Colors Of Waves Pre-Storm

ColorsOfWavesPreStorm_2020_1204_850_1563Colors Of Waves Pre-StormThe color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

Colors Of Water Pre-Storm

ColorsOfWaterPreStorm_2020_1204_850_1527Colors Of Water Pre-StormThe color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The color of the water shows blue and green under a December sky on the bright edge of a storm front in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

See more views from Narragansett Avant la Tempête and Narragansett Avant la Tempête: Ahead of the Storm.

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Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Seascapes/Shoreline" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 


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