Several painters have made ocean oil paintings that show large bodies of water in different circumstances. It could be an ocean during a storm, where the rain lightly hits the surface. Or even ocean paintings when the wind is heavy, with the water tossing everything out of its way. With the many variations and ocean choices to draw inspiration from, ocean paintings are a prime example of how great painters use water effects to their advantage. Painters that focus their efforts on the objects around or in their ocean paintings can create dramatic effects to make the oil painting stand out in multiple scenarios.