I think this is probably the 20th or 25th-ish painting I have done from the Joy of Painting books rather than from the television program and I have noticed that I spend less and less time reading the step-by-step instructions and instead kinda just go for it and paint after the color plate of the finished painting. I'm not sure if this is good or bad. It feels a little lazy. That said, I was able to finish this painting in a bit less time than usual, so maybe that's something of note. In any case, I enjoyed the blue-green color in this painting; I think it adds a bit of mystery.