I like the sky in this piece although I see something wrong. Just above the ship are two dark clouds. They are too similar and two is a boring number. I always try to have odd numbers of things in a painting. 1, 3, 5, 7 are interesting numbers for clouds or trees, etc. Even numbers are boring to look at. So, I can add a cloud or take one out.
I am happy with the way the viking is coming along. Good beginning on his face and chainmail. The ground is just a wash of color to keep me from obsessing about all the white area not painted. I will work on it again shortly.
The model for the viking is my brother-in-law, also the same model for Mercury/Hermes.