If this looks familiar to you.....it's because I have painted the scene before. If fact, the first painting, which is smaller, was licensed and produced as wall decor on wood planks by Arthouse LLC.
This is a view of the Indian River, part of the intra-coastal waterway in Florida, as viewed from Grant Florida. It was late afternoon (just before sunset) on a gorgeous November day. I took many photos and have painted about a dozen pieces from this one photo shoot.
I used a palette knife technique that I like to call "color weaving". It gives lots of texture and soft changes of color.