I spent the morning trying to figure out which of the images from my vacation I should paint. One afternoon, while down in Madiera, Mark took me out to take photos of some of the homes in the area where we stayed. This painting is of one of those images. This particular home was on the Intercoastal Waterway, which are a series of canals just inland from the shore. By living on this waterway, one has the option of boating in quiet waters for miles and miles, but can also boat out into the Gulf if one desired to do so. The homes on these waterways are varied in shape and size, some more cottagy looking while others are huge, mansion like structures. Typically there is usually a huge boat or sailing ship that sits at the dock--sometimes bigger that the house itself.