Thanks everyone for your amazing input! I am not new to the site as you may think @Topdoginuk, but I am limited in my time spent online. So when I have an opportunity to spend time with Paintbasket, I don't always know which post the chatting is happening on, and then move over to the webinars...
But it seems I just need to figure out the forum!
Thank you for the compliments on the painting, but the inspiration was actually Nolan's still life challenge and helpful hints video! LOL! Which I was later told was an old challenge! But I have learnt a lot from the experience and I'm busy with the next one in the series at the moment and enjoying it! And if you look at my gallery @Lillian, you'll see I'm not a still life person - paintbasket made me so!
Now that I'm done upchucking a novel, I'll see you guys around the forum - hopefully there is some chatter going on right now!