However after a rubbish start - tried to paint a sunset for the background for some seagulls - just could not get the colours right, so that is in the bin (have not even taken a photo of it for you). Which goes to show it does not matter how frequently you paint at times you turn out crap! Learn from your mistakes and start again - never be disheartened.
Decided to get the pallet knife out and do a large painting of a flower, similar to one I did for my daughter in London - and I think she got the initial idea from Ikea - plug for their prints as some are lovely and a great source for ideas (as long as you don't copy identically!!!!!) Anyway this picture is for me as I sold the one in my bedroom and now have a huge space on the wall to fill.