The idea behind this blog was I would work thru my watercolor instructional books. I'm going rather slow at that. I have a few paintings I want to do. And I'm trying to get my Etsy site going. So, I decided let's have a third project! Why not? So I took Painting Watercolor Landscapes with Confidence, by Brian Ryder off the shelf. There are several exercises in the book that may prove valuable. But I just read tonight. I will say the best thing I've learned for my mental state is this . . . the biggest difference between amateur and professional painters is confidence, yes that's right. Confidence. It's all in your attitude! AND both amerature and professional painters discard as many paintings. WOW, that made me feel better! I should be able to charge ahead with confidence and know that every painting I throw away will make me a better painter. Hmm? That make take a few more conversations with myself.