I did this on a linen pad, and you can see there are still staples on the right. I just had the urge to paint the little island that greets me every morning, and despite my husband's feelings that "nobody wants to see a painting of that island", I felt the need to paint it. And an hour after I painted it, the sky became steely dark and the water was light gray and it started to rain, giving it a whole new look. I just may do some studies of this, for me.
The practice of doing a whole, if small, painting every day is what the whole Daily Painters movement is all about - it's good exercise for your artist's mind.
Funny thing, I may have told you, the land mass in the back of the little island is Aquidneck Island, where Newport is, (further down). On the other side of Aquidneck is another little island, also named Gould. Those Goulds must have been something, to get TWO islands named after them! Or, was it a case of the left side of Aquidneck not knowing what the right side was doing?