I joined an online acrylic painting course, as I needed some guidance in using different brushes, and strokes.
Karen Ilari, the artist tutor is very easy to follow and to listen to on the videos.
This is the reference photo we were given, and as Karen painted, she explained how she did what she did, and why.
I spent the week painting it on 300gsm rough finish water colour paper, and am pleased with the result.
You can check Karen out at Paint with Karen Ilari