Did this on and off over a couple of days. I don't think it's entirely successful. I've had trouble making the water look realistic. There was a line of very dark, dense trees blocking the view of the water. I got rid of them and then had to try to imagine the water. Not so good. The clouds are not well blended - I don't usually blend but thought I'd try it here. I've found out that if you're going to blend you need to make sure your paint is runny enough And do it before it starts to dry and get tacky. My paint was too stiff to begin with. Lesson learned. It's ok to make mistakes as long as we learn from them.
I'm not sure about the composition. If folks think the comp is alright and that it could make an ok large scale painting I might try it again using what I learned with this sketch.
Thanks for looking