This week I've decided to try to improve my water painting skills, so I've been watching videos (the one I really want costs $150!) and reading up on the best palettes to use for water. I always get excited when I learn something new, and find that I never fail to glean something fresh and helpful from watching someone else paint. I really should do it more often. It is so easy to get in a comfortable rut where you keep on doing what you've been doing and think its okay. Case in point: I have started to repaint the water in "Straight from Manitoba" (two Canada Geese) because I knew it looked too artificial, but I didn't listen to that small voice in my head. It kept nagging at me though, until I broke down and watched a couple of really good painters do their thing. It will take considerable practice and effort to improve, but I am determined. Later, everyone.