Mangrove forest in India

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Because of COVID I have not left home for the last one year so did this one of the mangrove forest from a reference photo. Tried to keep the distant light and struggled not to over work the water. How does one decide when to blend or not to blend and leave painterly planes? I used water colour paints and added in white as needed. Would that make it a gouache or watercolour?Mangrove forest in India - image 1 - student project