Painting Water in Nova Scotia

Water has motivated me to paint many images. I wonder what the attraction is. Something about the motion and the sound, the contrast of surroundings push me to take up the brush and try to capture the view but there are many tradeoffs in the rendering.
Painting can capture the reflective quality of water to some extent while the scent and sound projected by the water is lost completely. I guess painting is a bit like radio for the eyes, providing some qualities that allow the mind to make a leap of faith towards belief that the image is true to the vision.