Aiming to paint boats today, Mary and I went to the local Marina but opted for a shady spot under a big willow tree. Our aim was to come up with a composition that was design driven....especially since we are going to a workshop with Ian Roberts in a few days. Since it was a last minute decision and all of my supplies were already packed, I took minimal - and quickly grabbed only one brush - a filbert. What was I thinking! It was a challenge to get the roof lines. A flat brush and a palette knife are essentials.