I took the reference photo for this painting last summer from a ferry approaching Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard. It was such a beautiful day, and we were with the dearest of friends, more like family. The sun was shining, and that day, everything was right with the world. I remember the feeling of calm and contentment very vividly.
Do I score points for persistence and determination? Note: another water and boat painting. I think this scene, which really had two canoes in it, warrants a larger format.