Re: My first oil painting that I'm making as a gift
I would never have dreamed this was your first oil painting! Good job!
I love the cozy look of the lighthouse; even surrounded by those high waves it seems a bastion from the storm. Love the waves!
I would soften some hard edges on the undersides of the clouds; but don't mess with the clouds around the lighthouse ... the look of the glow of light softly lighting the cloud area is soooo pretty.
It is light that gives mystery to shadow, vibration to atmosphere, and makes all the color notes sing together in harmony. ~Theodore Clement Steele