People think watercolor is difficult.
“You can’t control it,” they say.
And, “It’s so unforgiving!”
“You just need to learn its secrets,” I tell them. “When you do, your watercolors will take wing all on their own.”
Here are the secrets of watercolor:
1. You don’t paint with watercolor. You set it up for success. You create the framework. Then, all you have to do is encourage the water to follow the framework. The water does the painting for you.
2. Watercolor isn’t unforgiving. You can lift it, scrub it, paint over it. Or just turn over a new leaf of paper and start over. The only thing that’s not forgiving is our rigid vision of perfection.
Doesn’t it sound a lot like life?