For weeks I have been trying to paint with watercolor, inspired by looking at the ones I did years ago. I studied my own paintings at great length, but just couldn't do it. While this is not the subject matter I did before, it does look like a competent watercolor and I am thrilled. I think I will take pictures of the progression..........it will be interesting to see how they change as I struggle. Several times along the way I almost gave up, thinking that I had to relegate what I thought of as my expertise to the past. I kept going back, though, unable to accept that I had lost it. I have been rewarded and encouraged.