I found the reference for this piece on Wet Canvas in their reference library for artists. It is a great place to find reference photos that members have graciously allowed anyone to use, no strings attached. I typically use my own photos, but I really liked this one. I loved that the canoe was all scuffed up and that the old building had a bright fresh coat of paint. What you don't see is all the fall leaves and long grass that are still to come. I am plugging away at it though. I was happy to get the canoe done since that is really the focal point. My picture doesn't do it justice - it really pops!
Here is a look at the reference so you can see what is to come. I did change the red of the building a bit so that the canoe would stand out more. Also, it was the same color as some of the leaves. I suspect there were some photoshop changes involved to pump up the color.