Oh my gosh, thank you all for the support and words of encouragement
And to think I have had these two pictures sitting in a folder for the last 8 years...You are all such incredible artists - it is such an honor to have you look at my work and receive your comments.
I finally have a bit more time to devote to art now. I am self-taught and technically OK, but lack the confidence to show my work to people. Since I joined WC a few weeks ago, it is the first time I have really showed my work to other artists!
I plan to start doing much more painting now.
Thank you all,
PS - my thanks to Fred for the photos I used as reference for these paintings.