Jerry begins the composition of a boat dock with a shrimp boat and the reflections in the water.
In episode one of this painting, Jerry discusses the differences between a gallery wrap and the traditional canvas as he begins the composition of a boat dock with a shrimp boat, reflections in the water and a pelican on the piering. The first step is to begin the background on a gray canvas with red and alizarin crimson to create a warm base. Then he blends in turquoise deep and ultramarine blue to create a hazy early morning effect. Jerry continues with the turquoise deep and ultramarine blue combination and using small 'banana strokes' paints the underpainting for the water. The final step for this episode is the painting of the first level of grays for the distant look of objects, all the while being cognizant of his negative space.