Well, this is strange.
Even though I said I was done with the sea, I decided to take one more crack at it and add a wash of brown. I was still aiming for this, the original:
... and after the wash of brown, it looks like this:
A little closer. The grass is a lot closer. The level of darkness of the original on the left is actually because the book wasn't flat.
In a week or so I get this.
That isn't the only new painting book I ordered. I also got Create Perfect Paintings, which seems to encourage looseness and playing and creativity. The first few pages have not been loose. You might see creativity next week, or you might see clouds.