I can relate well to your comment. Paint all of my oils from treasured photos from my and my family's wanderings. This Everglades Blue Heron was painted from a shot taken from my kayak way in the outback of the Florida park, when I was on a weeklong camping trip with my son's Daddy, a year before we were married. Loved the light play and glowing - it was a God moment. Was offered $800 for it at an art show. No go - family heritage piece now. Son agrees.