My reference for this painting was a small snapshot taken while on vacation in Mexico many years ago. My husband and I were in a boat also and we passed this boat with an adorable little boy with the white hat. I love the palm trees and the bank of the river as the back drop for the boy. I spent a lot of time on this painting trying to get it "perfect". Well I didn't succeed but I certainly tried! This painting is one of my favorites and will stay in my private collection.
Rhonda Hartis Smith © 2008