Oh how I love painting gems and if you are new to watercolor then this is a great project to practice three things: 1. VALUE (the lightness or darkness of a color) 2. Patience and 3. Finessing small areas. With this amethyst we build it up through sections of value while simultaneously paying attention to the linework. Sounds hard right? It’s not! We go through little by little and honestly if you have our little outline and put in the different values you are going to be happy with your painting in the end! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!