This view of Bamboo Island and some other smaller islands appearing out of the hazy sunshine was painted from under a tree on Laem Tong Beach,Phi Phi Don Island, Thailand. On this day I could actually see the smaller islands in the background for the first time and the details of the rocks, cliffs and bays of Bamboo Island more clearly (for a few hours anyway!) I tried to show the many different colours of the ocean from the yellowy-green shallows with shadowy coral to the darker deeper blues of the ocean. It is quite a challenge to paint waves breaking in front of you as they are constantly moving any changing! This is a really beautiful part of the world with the tropical islands, coral gardens and clear water, I could have stayed there for a lot longer!