OK, I've been tinkering again, trying to make a straightforward photo look something like a painting. You probably need to click on the image to see it properly.
Meanwhile those of you who read my recent post entitled "Stuff" may recall that I mentioned Aunt Sarah Radford, who gave my mother an antique plate as a gift on her wedding day. In amongst my e-mails yesterday came a photo of Aunt Sarah, sent to me by my cousin, who is the authority on family history. So here is her photo: