A small piece I'm currently working on. The surf from the shoreline at Burleigh Heads, here on the Gold Coast, Australia.
There has been a LOT of rain in the Eastern and Southern states of Australia of late, which flushes the creeks and canals of tonnes of silt and sediment. This turns the surf a chocolate brown colour for a few days.
The reference photo I took is indicative of this type of condition, however I'm amplifying the backlit effect from the morning sun coming through.
Being a keen surfer, I love painting waves and seascapes. (The cruel irony is, I don't get in the surf much lately, as every spare moment is spent bloody painting!!)