Steve Kleier has searched his photos for the perfect composition and is here to tell you,"It isn't going to exist!" But that's a good thing. Before Steve ever got to paper and paint he did a full size sketch using his photo as a Guide - The boat and dock weren't even there and he zoomed in on all the buildings and piers on the right. Whether you paint from life, outdoors or a photo be sure to get away from an exact replica of your photograph and create a more interesting painting. Check the slide show below for the progress of Steve's work today. Steve teaches watercolor on Tuesday at 10-1pm at Oregon Society of Artists.