I drove to my favorite lookout over the ocean in the late afternoon to paint the setting light over the horizon. It had been raining off and on all day, so I was happy to have a break without rain in which to sit outside and paint. The air was still humid and there was enough moisture to create the most spectacular rainbow over the ocean as the sun set behind me to the west. Rainbows are so fleeting so I started taking photos before I decided to capture it with my watercolors. I had never attempted painting one before, but seeing as I was there with my paints and nature presented me with this huge rainbow glowing across the sky, I couldn’t resist.