Now about the painting. this is a second post with it, I just was not happy with it the first time. It was challenging project, that took a lot of "do it over". I painted the sky twice and the wall on the right side drove me "up the wall" :) I painted that one over about six times, but as stubborn as I am as far as painting goes, I made it work and now I am very happy with the painting. It is a big reward for a little (or more) frustration.
Now when I look at the painting, I can smell the salt of Mediterranean and grilled octopus, which was amazing.