I was recently asked to paint a small seascape that could be a companion to three other wave paintings of the same size. The horizon lines had to match, but the mood, weather, and wave formations could vary. I said of course, and started work immediately (I happened to have two primed panels that were the requested size on hand at the studio). I started both panels, with the idea of finding two ways to meet the design requirements. Reprieve and To the Silver Linings are the result. Both feature an active wave and patterns of backwash, one has wisps of white clouds, the other gray. The three paintings seeking to become a quartet are below – which of the two new paintings would you choose to complete the set?