This is the image I did at this Friday’s impromptu watercolour class. It was a very interesting process because it was someone else’s project so I did no practicing except to do some thumbnails. So when it came time to do it I had no real plan or idea how to proceed so once again I did what I did on my recent plein air painting experience in Canmore, namely, I just covered the entire page with tinted water to reveal the whites. Then once I did that I had to make a next stroke and on and on. By the end of the process I was very happy with it. It reminds me of something that one of my favourite instructors, Brian Atyeo, used to say. That every painting is a puzzle that we have to solve and as an artist we need the confidence to believe that we can solve it. I like that and I find that usually I can make something of my paintings no matter how wonky they may seem at some point in the painting process. Very liberating. Just keep putting one foot in front of another.