I finished this one yesterday and it's not too bad. A small one on a piece of leftover (long and narrow) Arches coldpress 140# paper.
It's odd but when I work on these waves I go back to my synthetic brushes and when I do the Charles Reid practices, I pick up my sable brushes. I think I should retrain myself to use the sables but I forget not to mix and pull paint out of the wells with them (and they are too expensive not to put them down and use a mixing brush instead).
I'm enjoying doing both things at the same time - while waiting for one to dry, I pick up another and start or finish it.
My Sweetie says it looks better with the top cropped off because his eye keeps going there and way from the waves. I think he's right - because I didn't make a good separation between the sky and back waves (can't seem to get them right yet). So with the top cropped down, the top now could be back waves/water or it could be sky.