At first I started with blue sky, blue ocean. But it felt boring. So I added some sunset colors which made the painting better in my opinion.
Then I wanted to add someone looking out. The proportions were not right so I had to import into a new canvas, create some room to extend the ocean. Then I could add a girl. That took some trials with hair and clothing until the final pick.
Next was the 'embellishments', the plants and we have a butterfly(again).
The last frames is an experimental animation using the stop motion technique. Going forward I want to add some more elements into the motion.
Here's the semi-final look in 1:1 resolution
And that's all. Thank you for your attention.
Post Script.. I was listening to Adventure Time - Island Song which gave a few ideas.