Thank you for taking the time to give me some feedback and I do see what you mean about adding some more highlights. Also appreciate the info on saving canvas with applications of gesso - have some others I can do that to. Have used gesso on unsuccessful watercolors on the paper and sometimes it works with the wc and other times I have to use acrylic. Just got some gouache and it might work with that too.
So far I'm beginning to like working with the oil paint - I liked it a long time ago too but the chemical smells affected my asthma so I had to stop using it. Fortunately, I can now work with it again because it is water soluble. They make the linseed oil and drier specifically for the water soluble oil paint so it can be thinned if needed. I don't like the effect of using water to thin - at least I haven't really tried to do it as a very light wash. That might come later after I've gotten more paintings under my belt.
I did work with watercolor and produced some paintings that were nice and many that weren't. I suppose that is the case with any medium when learning.