Richard Polinski paints a watercolour view of Ryerson Beach in Chautauqua. The New Jersey resident is originally from Tonawanda, N.Y., and came back to visit his mother. While visiting NOTL he was excited to head up to the Welland Canals and see a ship go through. After that, his wife allowed him a few hours of painting time while she rested in the car. The final painting depicts a sailboat. Though there wasn’t a boat out that day, Polinski said he’s seen them on the lake before and he’s wanted to paint the scene since.