At my local art center, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL, I became interested in a course that focused on painting shorelines. We photographed, close up, anywhere water met land: swamps, lakes, the Gulf of Mexico, etc. Some students’ work took on an abstract quality, other work was quite realistic dealing with the translucence of water covering the shore. A goal was to use some unconventional painting techniques. Basically I used a palette knife, spray and squirt bottles, sponges and an alcohol resist method to create this painting. Since I normally paint on a small scale, even miniature, this was a new process for me that I thoroughly enjoyed.