I am looking at this painting and trying to remember where I took the reference photo. It is a scene so typical of marshlands. Could it be North Florida or the Georgia Coast? How about the South Carolina Lowcountry or the wetlands in Southern New Jersey? These are a few of the marshes I have visited. I love marshes for the wide open vistas and the feeling of space and being able to see forever! In Georgia we are blessed with wonderful trees but you need to go to a mountaintop to get a wide open view.