Finally decided to try one of the numerous photos I took of fishing boats docked in Cape May.
I liked this picture because of the big dark shape of the hull on the right.
This is my favorite stage. I stopped here to think it over, but it turned out to be a bad idea, because now the big, dark shape I found so appealing intimidated me.
I wanted to get the look of stained, rusted paint on the hull, but it just looks like a messy wash to me! And I messed up the lettering, though that doesn't really matter to me.
I thought it might be done, but decided to add more darks to the water.
I got too fussy with water ... But it's all right: I enjoyed painting this. I'd like to try it bigger, and now I know what not to do.