|My comment below elicited a note from Sisto explaining that the artwork in his entry was, in fact, his own. It was done with a graphic pen on a graphic tablet and then overlaid on the gate. I responded,
Then I'm in the wrong and was unable to recognize and realize that your talent is being showcased in your image. Please accept my apologies for my mistake, and I regret and am embarrassed by my wrong assumption. Your English is fine and you understood that I was saying that I thought your image was a copy of another person's artwork. I hope that I don't make this mistake again in commenting on other images.
It's a good lesson to be careful of one's (my) assumptions.
When the challenge is over and presented to us all I will express my apology in the post-challenge comment box.
Thank you for writing to me.
All my best,
Luckily other voters were not so shortsighted. Thank you for your kind response to my apology,
Congratulations on winning the red ribbon, Sisto, and all the others that are sure to follow.