One from the archives.
I’m very fond of watercolours. Interestingly, I have heard people disparaging them over the years, almost as if they considered the skill required inferior to that of painting in oils or acrylics and thus making any result worthless. To me, watercolour can often create a picture much more emotional and evocative than one done in another medium.
I suspect that the number of books teaching you How to Paint Watercolours in 4 Easy Lessons, or some such title, add to the myth that watercolour is easy and doesn’t require any talent or skill. I find it difficult to paint with watercolour but have occasionally turned out something of note. Believe me, it’s not as easy as it looks!
Now that a disabling condition, which affects my mobility and dexterity, has impacted on my ability to wield a paintbrush, I have…
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