North Shore High Tide is all about movement through an encroaching high tide, and provides a chance to have fun with shifting, watery planes and the glittery sheen of a wet granite ledge. The sweeping gestures and brushstrokes of the water provide a perfect contrast to the stability of the granite. In fact, the painting pursues a number of contrasts: hard/soft, wet/dry, coarse/slippery, near/far, deep/shallow, and fog/sunlight. Despite the drama of implied danger in the foreground, there is also a feeling of vigorous energy and optimism in the brightening day. Detail below. Enjoy.