It was a foggy morning; the fog keeps on lifting for a short period only to return again. I sat on the rocks close to the Ferry building looking across the water towards a red building and a few oil tanks. I have painted this view in 2009. However, it looks different with the newly finished red building.
With the fog rolling in and out and silver gray oil tanks against the gray sky, this was not visually interesting. I decided to change the oil tanks to a dark green color. This changed the tank shape to be a large dense block, therefore a horizontal line opening was needed to keep the space breathing. A cooler toned staircase was also added to divide the large tank shape.