I came across a video of this lady diving on Instagram and I immediately wanted to paint it for a number of reasons. I absolutely love calm silvery light mirrored on a flat ocean - such a soft mix of blues, pinks and greys. It’s so peaceful to witness.
And then the graceful arcing trajectory of the diver - surrendering to the sky and then to the water. I love that she momentarily shares the air with a bird, her arms outstretched like wings.