The artist uses a gradient of color in this piece as the sky turns from ashy blue to dark midnight to golden yellow creating a sequence of sunset as the night sky looms from above. Sweeps of grey mark the clouds that move towards the center, adding to the darkening sky. In the distance a flock of birds flies towards the darkening horizon amidst the white sails of distant boats. Taking center stage is two boats making their way to join the others. The artist uses a mess of lines to create the illusion of movement of the sails, while tiny figures of sailors appear on deck, bringing action to the motions.