"When I saw this scene, I was struck by the contrast of the moderately rough waves near the rocks and the relative serenity of the water beyond where the sailboat glided along. I'm sure the sailors felt more movement than I did from a distance." --- SFG
NOTE TO ARTISTS:
The diminishing spaces between the waves give depth to the scene and the small size of the sailboat furthers that perception. Always pay attention to the size of objects in the background. They are usually much smaller than the artist tends to want to paint them.