When I was a young kid in the Navy there were evenings when we were at sea, and if the moon hit the Ocean just right there would be billions of small lights on the water. As a kid from the mountains of Pennsylvania I was mesmerized by what I thought was a phenomenon, but it wasn't. It would look like the entire Ocean was covered with diamonds. What was taking place was billions of tiny sea creatures that would be illuminated by the moon called biolumenescence. I never forgot those nights between refueling aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers when it would get so peaceful as I would sit on the bow of the ship. I tried to recapture that feeling in this painting. I was fortunate to have experienced it on a number of occasions, but also waves as tall as 4 story buildings and then some.