The essence of this exercise is found in the old game 'telephone'. After a message has been whispered through multiple ears, it's often far from the original.
That's the case here.
My work is the second version of a photo.... I've never seen.
My only reference is photo of the art created and sent to me.
In turn I send a photo of this work on the the next person. After 6, the versions should be really fun and interesting.
I'm working on the background here. The water and the sky are complete and tomorrow I'll tackle the foreground, in this case a beach.
And as I work this, I'm still undecided about the leaves I'm going to add. There may yet be another way to do them.