@Irishcajun and @Summer thank you for watching my videos. As a very frustrated wannabe artist I got very wrapped up in Bill Alexander, Bob Ross and then Tim's Vermeer. I thought there had to be a way to paint that I could grasp and apply. Everything seemed so easy yet the results were so substandard, at least by my hand. Then came Mark and the sky opened ... (angelic chorus singing ahhhh).Anywhoo, a year later and feel pretty good about my progress.If any of you wish to see more detailed progress on the Happy Family, I will post WIP video at mikederby.com. I don't have any interest in becoming a YouTube personality for various reasons, not the least of which is that my employer will not appreciate it. But my DMP friends are welcome.