Tommy Thompson painted "Beached" after finding this old abandoned boat on the shore near the rental house on Clam Shell Alley in Vinalhaven, Maine, which he, his wife, and two artist friends had rented for a week of painting and relaxation in late September 2010. The old boat was probably once used by lobstermen to bring in a day's catch. A Nashville, TN, book author and art enthusiast, had this to say about the painting: "Found your work in a Google search for Chestnut show. I appreciate your work as shown here. An ethereal quality."