I painted this after watching one of Carol Marine's artbytes which you can purchase from the Daily paintworks site. These mini tutorials are packed with useful tips and advice and are well worth checking out. Painting the smaller vulnerable areas first (islands) to keep saturated areas fresh and then cutting in to establish the shapes with the larger surronding area (ocean) helps to keep the edges loose and the painting looks fresh and not overly laboured. Really enjoyed trying it out. This little painting took about 40 mins.