I had this incredible and dramatic image deep inside of me. It was so vivid that I worked and reworked this painting many times to reproduce the lighting and color impact that I desired to achieve. The light is breaking through the clouds, going deep and illuminating the darkened water and moving up the ship's massive sails. With the clipper ship just pushing through an intense storm, I used blue sky to show the breaking up of the storm and mauve in the sky and waves that showed the remnant of the storm. The message is that if we will persevere and trust God even in the toughest times of our life, we will "come through the storm." The Original Oil on Canvas, 30" x 40" is available, as well as, beautiful Limited Edition Giclees on Canvas in four sizes 18" x 24," 24" x 32," 30" x 40," 45" x 60"