Poppies in a vase
I retired 2yrs ago and decided I now have time to paint. (something Ive always wanted to do) After my neigbour gave me a lesson I plunged in and did this one, on slightly rough paper approx 4in x 10in.done from a picture in a book.
The hardest part was to put paint to paper as Im not the most confident of people. Like you Bob I was put off at school by the teachers ways of teaching.
I thought it wasnt too bad, even with all its faults, so it spurred me on to try some more.