Norwegian Dawn

This is a painting of the Island Frontier, an offshore oil well intervention vessel, sailing into Norway at 5:00 am in the morning.
The painting uses a limited palette of predominately brown and blue.
I wanted to show how the sunlight starts to introduce colour on the land as the town wakes up and night turns to day.
The boat was painted first in blue then in red, I settled on a mixture of the two.
I had a thought that I might paint a horizontal bright green line where the land meets the sea, but I never did.