Flemish.....I have a friend who does nothing but ocean paintings. When she enters them in judged shows she always places. Mostly 1st and one Best of Show. She says she always wins with the Flemish paintings.
Have a look at www.ArtPapa.com. He has 3 free tutorials on the left. Read those as it tells the why you do these steps. It is such an easy process.........just have more than 1 painting going at a time so you dont rush before the layer gets dry. Another good one is http://www.easy-oil-painting-techniques.org/ (Delmus Phelps) Just read on both of those sites and give one a try. It is so easy! smile Fast time is age related I think!!! LOL
You know I had a difficult time with this re-do. Comments well placed mentioned that the rocks in the foreground blocked the pathway into the scene. So I got rid of them and doing so created a new flow of the water. I didn't know how to make it correctly move. My husband suggested it now was a larger jetty and make it just swirl around....oh, I tried! But I do like the openness more. I'll have to check out that book you mentioned...every little bit helps! Thanks again and have a wonderful holiday season! Peace to you and your family.