i have always loved to paint backlit scenes and when i saw just the tops of the boats and the green tin roofs lit up i had to paint it! the colors were clean and clear, near 10 am. no humidity to gray things out. small formats make you edit things down to the bare minimum and there's a freshness to em you cant get except plein air and small. probably why it sold so quick. i like the feeling of light in this one. wish i had done it a little bigger tho'!