Hi Dick. Your painting is really good although I'm not too sure about those clouds. The point I'd like to comment on is distance. Your sea is great inshore, but it needs to be less rolling as it goes away towards the horizon. Hope this very rough sketch shows what I mean. The water would be smoother and lighter coloured in the bright sunlight on the horizon becoming darker as it hits the shoreline. The reflections of the sun would also be small in the distance becoming more widespread as they approach the viewer. I really hope this isn't confusing and you don't mind the comment.
PS. Your second version almost had it right...
Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before, I swore---but was I sober when I swore?
And then and then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand, My thread-bare Penitence apieces tore.
Last edited by Desdichado; 08-20-2016 at 06:08 PM.