I mentioned in a previous post about sharing paintings. The one here on the right was done by my grandfather in 1958. Ocean pictures and paintings are my favorite (although I've done other things as well), so it's really neat that he took a class and painted this beautiful one you see here. I noticed it was cracking some years back, so I ended up using varnish. I don't know if that was entirely wise, but I wanted to preserve it! Below is a painting I did with acrylic paint back in 1998. I often use photos or other paintings to copy or base my paintings on.