I celebrated getting half way through the year's worth of projects
by downloading the trial version of Corel's Painter program
If you're in Adelaide and you would like to see some much better
in-real-life painting I recommend the Art Gallery of SA's current exhibitions
"South Australia Illustrated" is a great look at the very early days of European settlement
and for some fabulous works by great European artists of early last century "La Belle Epoque"