I was asked to paint something for my Sister-in-law's office, so I had a go at a landscape. Children's acrylic paint and a cheap canvas. Copied from a photo in a book.
It's not bad for a first attempt, but it does look a little flat, especially close-up. I think I prefer working with pastels.
This is before I sealed it:
and this is after applying a general fixative/sealer with a cotton wool ball (I don't even own a paintbrush of my own yet!!):
It's hard to see past the shine, but I think the sealer gives it a bit of interesting texture.