If at first you don't succeed...
For Eileen T's daughter:
After a year of painting with Sarah I have learned
1) keep the outlines
2) keep the unused paint
3) come back and do the same painting again in a month or two (or twelve)
I like to think of it like going to the gym—first 'failed' painting isn't a failure. It's my first rep.
Every time I've done a painting again (and watched Sarah again) I've learned something new and gotten better at something I didn't know I needed to get better at. The hard part about watercolors—they're hard to control—is the reverse side of their magic—you will never get the same result twice.
Learning to control watercolor is kind of like raising a 2 or 3-year-old: it takes a lot of redirection, improvisation, and paper. And a willingness to come back tomorrow and do it all over again.
Rated 5 out of 5