I'd like to thank those who have shared their thoughts on my question on online fine art courses. They are really appreciated.
Though i've not made any firm decision, your opinions have directed me to something that i might consider....
Anyway, rather than just sitting in front of the laptop, thinking of all the "Should I or Should I Not-s', i decided that for today i should just paint - whatever it is... just paint with feelings first, even when i'm not that skilled.
So, i did a few hours' observation of a corner of my room....for a change.