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This painting was done in an attempt to help my mum to paint. After years of seeing what I had produced in artwork and craft she surprised me one day by asking if I would show her how to paint. From being little my Mum had shown absolutely no erring toward creativity. Naturally, after I had gotten over the shock of her request, I said I would at least try to help. I added, ‘maybe we should start off simple!?’ To which my Mum produced a picture very similar to the one above and said, ‘This is what I want to paint!’ “Arrrrgh” was my first thought followed by Arrrrrgh, then Ok. Even though I am self taught, where to begin to show a beginner? I decided on a step by step approach – literally I draw a line here now you do it and so on. Eventually after Five hours of this we both had a picture. I have to admit if you held them (my Mum’s attempt and mine) at the end of the street and walked to the other end, looked back – they were similar!!! We painted them using just children’s round block paints (£1.99 painting set my Mum had bought), not even real watercolours. My Mum would not ever allow a second viewing of her artwork even to me. Though I never considered it to be of any great creation of mine, as it was based largely on a picture my Mum had brought to copy from, my Husband really liked the end result, so being a cheap skate, he got it for his birthday in a frame!