I think it was either Rembrandt or Gandhi who said.
"It is the wise artist who knows when it is time to hang it up."
In my case, that is just what I am doing. I am hanging it up on the wall in front of me until I know what I want to do.
I mentioned I was going to try studying nature (plants and birds) and try to use watercolor. TRY is the key word here. I am out of the comfort zone with watercolors, but why should that stop me? I am using my plein air box that I bought for oils. The turpentine can works great with water but the plastic watercolor palette I had was 1/8" too wide to fit the box .... so I cut off the end with a hacksaw.
The hardest thing I am finding with my first watercolor...thinking ahead. I'm not used to thinking in layers of color this way. I'm using my brain in the opposite way I do when doing oils. Figuring out how to mix the correct color is very tough too.. I keep reverting back to painting like it was oils. My mind is getting fried ... and it's not from the heat.
I know , I know. What was I thinking! It looks so easy when people who know what they are doing paint this way..... my artist's brain is throwing a fit. It wants to apply the paint like oils, but my eyes are enjoying the subtle values of the watercolor. This will take a while for me to get used to.
So in the mean time-
I'll fall back to the familiar
oil on canvas board