Oh wow, there is quite a large amount of feedback here!
Thank you all for taking the time to answer, this means a lot! Lemme adress some things now.
@Heather-Boyd will it be more clear if I had shown you?
I took this hue of yellow and this hue of blue and created myself swatches using them as well as black and white. I would cheat sometimes and turn up the saturation to the level which was unachieveable for my initial colors, but for the most part, the pallete was created only with these four colors. Kinda felt like mixing a real paint. Tons of fun to aproach it that way
@MichaelaH if you are interested, here is my instagram profile I've been in quite a rut lately and needed to rethink what I want to learn and where I want to take ma art. Decided to try out this painterly aproach since that is something I've been admiring from a distance for quite a long while. I wonder what effects I am gonna get by mixing all that I've learned so far with this whole new subject matter which is painting Prolly gonna do some more, maybe even buy myself some gouache.
@Aaron_T thank you for your kind words. That's a boat turned 90 degrees. Don't ask why, it just happend to be an appealin idea for me
@Amanda-Jean thank you so much for such a detailed answer! Took some notes on that. I kinda like what you said about listening to the painting telling me when it's done. I am gonna tidy some things up, add a few more subtle shadows and lights here and there and see where that takes me. And about the border, I actually like it that way, thought this fitted the convention quite nicely and that it added some more edge to it. I'll rethink it though, probably create a separate version with a clean border to see how it works for me or I'll just push the effect back a bit. Thanks again for taking this much time to help
@Erin-Cortese Do you mean things like The Dam Keeper? If so, then I couldn't be more proud of myself I had this masterpiece in mind when I was coming up with the initial idea. About the issue you've adressed, I consulted that with one of my close art friends and she helped me to figure out some ways I can make the fisherman pop out of the boat a bit more. Not being able to understand what is happening at the bottom of the boat is quite a big technical issue.
Thanks for pointing that out
That being said, thank you all again. I thought it through, consulted it here and there and I am gonna make some changes tommorow. Nothing huge, but (hopefully) this will help the piece, even in a subtle way! I will post an update here if the time allows