Hi Spence...thank you for posting your painting and welcome to the forum! First of all, I do like the colors you used in the painting. It sets an overall mood for the piece...churning waves and stormy conditions are at hand. The detail on the beach is great! I know you must have spent quite a lot of time working there.
Now, regarding the waves....whenever you use equal size and shape in building wave motion it gives us the impression of a huge buildup of water about to fall on the viewer. I've done that a few times (
) in my years...people take one look and back up a few steps...or in some cases, clear across the room. I would suggest you find some actual images of the sea to work from until you get the balance of waves as they break against the shore. It's all a learning process and as you grow, you'll be amazed at how much you achieve in a short period of time.
You're doing fine..hang in there and bring us another piece to view....we do love to have new additions to the Marine Art Forum.
With highest regards,