How to Start a Mysterious Journey: Part IV It's Getting Tough

Usually, there's a point in my painting where it gets hard.  There's something I can't quite figure out how I want to do it.  Guess what? I've reached that point.  It's getting tough in this mysterious journey painting.  

I finished the treasure chests and Iike them. I finished the sea gull first mate and I like him. The oar looks pretty good too.  But that water!  I don't like that water!  How do I paint it?  I've got to figure this out.  I'll let you know in my next post if I figure this out or if I end up pulling out all my hair.