I sat on the dock attempted to draw this scene in about 30 minutes or so. I was attracted to the vivid colors of the buildings, water and boats and the variety of architectural elements so close together. I completed this work at home using a few photo references. It would not have been possible to get the level of detail here without spending much more time in front of the subject so I relied on photographs for this piece. I used masking fluid to save the bright white areas. Using photographs allows for exploration of detail but it can also lead to a more static or fussy image.