Though the shake siding at times felt tedious, it is just the background I need for the fun part, the buoys. There are several things which make the buoys challenging to paint. The piece is 25" X 18" so the buoys are small. They will use primary colors which I don't often employ in my paintings of the natural world. And, they are attached by ropes of varying styles and colors.
The first buoy I chose to paint was the horizontal one with the red stripe. I think I will move around the piece rather than paint the buoys in some logical order.