I was so inspired by Carol Marine's beach scene painting that I took some photos of my own and painted one of them. Initially, there were three little girls in my painting, but one of them was giving me a problem, so I removed her and brought the ocean waves around. My friend made a funny comment about that. She said something like "what if life was like that? If someone is problematic, you simply paint them out of it." That sounds like it may have been an episode of The Twilight Zone.
Here are the before and after, but like I said, I haven't finished yet!