I think it worked out quite well and while I still don't really know what the point is of it all, I like what I've produced and will see it as a marker of what I did at this stage of my life.
Here is a video of the finished book
All the paintings can be seen on my Instagram account @tom_cunliffe_art
When I had finished it I felt as though I never wanted to do it again - towards the end it felt a little fussy and laborious, but within four days of finishing it I had a great desire to start another one and have now done three paintings for it. Here they are (click on any image to see it larger)
I've been painting for many years now and its hard to say how much happier I am with painting what are basically sketches. I no longer have to worry about whether something will look good in a frame. I don't worry about how the painting will turn out. Somehow, these little paintings always turn out good enough to make me feel happy with them.