There is something compelling about the watercolor medium even though it is known to be a difficult medium to master. Watercolor requires a great deal of dedication, practice, and knowledge. In this regard it’s like any pursuit, what you put in is what you get out. While it’s true that some people begin their watercolor journey with more creativity and talent it is only with dedicated work that watercolor will reveal its secrets.
Part of what appeals to me about watercolor is that it cannot be completely controlled. While I love the control and the freshness of the medium I am rewarded with unexpected results. Occasionally a painting does not work out and there’s where the real learning takes place.