Let me tell you something about painting boats;
a. They don't stay still
b. I'm quite sure they weren't this close together in real life
It was challenging, one would move, so I couldn't get the window things right, my composition started off a little different too and then as the tide shifted, well. . . you know.
BUT did you see the cover of the summer LL Bean catalog? It is by Colin Page, I love his paintings! So, I was all happy to do boats, how he did that many on one painting is beyond me, I could only manage two.
I keep painting near dogs. Today, it was a WET chocolate lab - fresh out of the drink.