Hi Matt. A very audacious attempt of this difficult reference. In hindsight, I would have liked to put more tight details in, let me know if I should. This piece was only 12-13hours so I still have time left on it if I want. Halfway through the painting I removed all the color. I framed it in a 5 value system. I wanted to push the feeling of the breeze and the sunset and the rim light. I only put the texture on the edge of where the light meets the shadow.
I really love that vertical slash in the background, it reminds me of an ocean wave in a breeze. I urge you to look at this piece once in greyscale.