I remember getting some minor instructions in the use of watercolour paints back in high school, but nothing really stuck with me. Now in my botanical illustration class I am learning it all from the beginning -- every painful brushstroke. I really do enjoy it, but it is incredibly challenging to get it right, not to mention the amount of time that I have to invest to simply complete some colour charts. I have only just begun my greens (and believe me they are not perfect) and yet my instructor expects us to begin painting our sketches next class. Not going to happen.
I was hoping the painting would help me sort of 'zen-out' but with no proper painting table, and so many other things I should be doing -- like enjoying the first sunny days -- it is hard to concentrate. At least I have some loose deadlines from this class (not that I care much about meeting them -- yay continuing education!) otherwise I know I would never take the time to paint.
oops! How did this get in here?