The blues were mixed with cobalt and indanthrene in stage 1 and were, I felt, looking too wintry so I glazed with an azure blue mix to warm everything up. Stage 2 is the better version when judging on neutral criteria but I like the the final version with the extra azure glazing which for me makes it more of a balmy summers evening. I think you have to let the painting dictate where it wants to go and this is where it whispered that it wanted to be. Between stage 2 and 3 I didn't touch the sand area but what a difference in it's appearance with the change of blue next to it. I'll spend a little more time just finishing up on the wave areas and post final versions and conclusions later.