Those are good gestures. They help me understand them more as well.
And yes, I agree - best to jump on the opportunity while it's here, you never know when it'll pop up again. If we wait for when we're ready, being "ready" often doesn't come.
I look forward to seeing more paintings! That bottle was quite well done - the paint seemed inconsistent (for lack of a better term) but I feel you captured the translucency of the bottle very well, along with some of the highlights.