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