This is a just finished commission. The assignment was to paint a water scene. I was also shown the frame that the picture would go into. It was a quaint fifties-era jewel made of seashells that held a great deal of sentimental value to it's owner.
With this information in mind, I knew I could not paint a water scene based on my usual Tennessee surroundings. I dug into my photo files and came up with a series of shots I had taken in Apalachicola, Florida. The finished painting contains quite a few alterations from my research, including color changes, adding, removing or repositioning of subject matter. 10x9 oil on canvas panel.