I like a challenge. What better way to start retirement than to take on a new challenge. A lifelong appreciation for watercolor and the desire to create something new lead me to this amazing process that moves color around in water. Althought I've always sketched, I had never tried painting. My first step was to take a couple of short classes at Southwest School of Arts and Crafts to learn the basics. Then, I started the self-learning of trial and error. This was the first picture I did on my own that I cousisered a painting.