Going back to basics. I have only taken a handful of watercolor classes. So I am now looking at the basics again and have started reading "Getting Started with Watercolor" by John Blockley who is a watercolorist from England. This is a book that Frank Bettandorf gave me. Anyway this is a painting I did of JM Cellars from a photograph but really working on values limiting the use of color and following the process that John Blockley uses. What I like about this is that it gets me beyond sketching exactly what I see. But works on observation of light, value and simplifies information. It is not so literal. Restricted use of color also pulls the painting together. It looks great behind glass by the way.