This piece I did as a donation for an auction to benefit the arts, specifically the Arts and Humanities Council. I like to give things away sometimes and it gives me the impetus to try new things, expanding the game.
I used a pretty limited palette, reducing the tube colors to four and seeing how many different ways I could bend them to get the effect I wanted. My hope is that you are captivated by the texture of the shore and rocks, letting the other things act as stage props. This is a studio piece done from a 12x16 plein air panel completed about a year ago.
Speaking of palettes, Thomas Jefferson Kitts has a well researched blog entry about plein air palettes of quite a few current painters that is worth a look. How different artists lay out their palettes is also interesting. Check it out here: http://www.thomaskitts.com/2013/04/the-contemporary-outdoor-painters.html
Thanks for looking. Keep painting......or whatever it is that brings you joy.