The mast, rope lines, and reflections were a daunting addition that I was reluctant to add in. So, after having it on the easel for 6 weeks I decided that if it didn't turn out I would just paint another. I have a real fear of adding finishing touches on paintings. The addition of just one color next to another, color relativity, can change the whole painting. Been there done that. ;-) Thankfully those mistakes are becoming fewer and farther apart.