"A Great Calm"
26 inches by 54.5 inches, Oil on Panel
I tried to imagine the hectic efforts: rowing to turn the boat into the wind, scooping up buckets of water to bail out the water that filled it to the rails, and fighting the lines to pull down the sails that would have threatened to pull the bow under in a "great wind storm". I think the crew members and disciples would have been so busy with their tasks that few of them would have seen Jesus command the wind and waves. I tried to capture their surprise when suddenly-there was "A Great Calm".
The ship is patterned after one displayed on Google that purportedly sunk at or near the time of Christ, and the shape of the landscape in the background is also from Google looking toward Capernaum.