The clouds blacken, the light fades. Each new wave rises higher than the last, and the cold wind wails. You cannot turn your back, you cannot go around this storm – to turn away will result in being swamped and drowned. You have no choice but to push onward. It takes true courage to face the crisis – but even the captain is afraid.
Gouache on A3 sketchblock, painted around 20 years ago. Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.