Well there you have it Tonga, the influence of Ships Nostalgia on the world of culture.
Aground she was, yes... I think that I would have put something in the foreground to make that unquestionable. Painting number 3, 4 and 5 on this page is a frigate painted by Ronny Moortgat, all show her well at sea, but all with a helicopter hovering above the ship as in the Pasha Bulker picture: http://www.belgamarine-painters.com/Art%20info/artinfo-en.htm Must be a message there somewhere.
Here's some full-screen paintings by our Member Frans who posted the above picture: http://www.arendnet.com/romeijnsen.htm Regards, Stein.
Yes, with hindsight it might have been a wise move to include something land-based to guide the eye to the foreground and the fact that she was aground; but on a constructive note, I rather like Ronny Moortgats, trademark Mechanical Terence Cuneo Mouse (Jester)