The simplicity of the brush strokes on the mountainous background and the ripples on the water are what does it for me. The almost out of focus water on the lake gives it a very still like quality.Great.
Great to see the progression in this lovely painting. I have to hold my hands up and confess that, until I read Patrick’s comment, I thought you had somehow posted Patrick’s painting as the reference and your effort underneath it. I wasn’t impressed!!
I love the colours you have used here Wolfgang, particularly the blue and red in the foreground flowers. My one piece of advice would be to avoid making the focal point, in this case the windmill, in the centre of the scene. Try to adopt the rule of thirds.