The scene depicts a small charming marina at Luce Creek in Annapolis, MD. The red boat sings in this green, blue, and purple landscape, doesn't it? Its actual color was dark blue! I had a lot of trouble with this painting. I wiped out and repainted the sky and water. Still something bothered me. But I liked the middle section with the boats so much that I couldn't give up. So I redid the water one more time. More disappointment.
I was about to toss it into the waste basket, because one cannot mess with a painting forever. Suddenly a light bulb went off. Why not crop it and get rid of the offending bottom portion? I am raising the attitude of "Never give up, never surrender" to an art form!