I haven’t done any classes since I retired a few years ago but recently I have been helping a friend to learn how to paint with watercolours. This is purely for fun and I have really enjoyed going back to the basics with him. It’s been good for me to refresh my love for painting in this lovely medium. This was this week’s exercise. The lesson was ‘painting with washes ‘and experienced painters will see the wet on wet, wet on not so wet and wet on dry washes used in the construction of the piece. However all I see is a reminder of the elegant simplicity of watercolour painting with the paint doing all the work for me! I only used four colours to capture the harsh beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors in winter. I am looking forward to next week’s session.