I never learned the right way to paint with watercolors. The most instruction I received was from Mr. Bianchi, who threw a tray of colors at me once and said, "Try these today." I painted a bucket sitting next to a flower, then went back to the 4B pencil. He pestered me a few more times and my work improved a little. Here are some of those early attempts. I call it my "high school art class sitting next to Stacey Knutzen" period.