My mother was convinced! After just two paintings! She knows talent when she sees it! Hey I am still humble, I hope. Maybe she just couldn't handle my constant nagging for more colours anymore. We went to the art shop and bought more paint AND a book on "how to paint still life's". My father was also convinced - he made me an easel. I felt on top of the world. I started my first still life. When I look at this painting today, I am pretty amazed at what I did there. I know it is from the book, and I followed the instructions, but still I feel good about it. Here it is still on the easel my father made. Once again the picture is not good quality. I know I gave this painting to the neighbours. Whether they still have it in their family I don't know. We lost contact over the years, I can't even find them on facebook!