Low tide at Piner Point at the south end of Vashon Island. This painting was originally 9" x 12" and it just wasn't working. The foreground just wasn't very interesting- it was all sand and gravel. I didn't want to paint every speck of sand, but I didn't know how to create interest while at the same time subordinating the foreground. I solved the problem by simply cropping off the foreground. When in doubt, leave it out.