"Blue Dreams" 20x20 oil on canvas, pallette knife. Inspired by coastal New Jersey beaches, "Life is Good" is part of a new affordable coastal decor series of paintings by Andrea Giordano called the Serenity Series. This coastal series of paintings places emphasis on three main elements, the beach, water and the sky. Each painting in this series contains these three fundamentals, anchored by the horizon. Brushwork varies in intensity among the paintins within the series and some contain palette knife work as well. The paintings of the Serenity Series provide an artistic experience ranging from realism to abstract.