Coastal Painting: My favorite aspect of this painting is how it shows how people have built their lives around the coastal landscape. A small, white fishing boat sits embedded among the luminous green marsh grass and mud just beyond the waterway. Clearly well-maintained due to its cleanliness and anchorage, the rustic boat is filled with purposeful tools for catching local sea life. The waterway itself is vibrant with color and reflections of the human response to sea – a stone-lined waterway, red boat shelter and blue storage shed next to a wooden dock, a home atop a hill and even power lines in the distance. Above the blend of human environment interaction float clouds across the kind of calm and clear sky that fishers love.