These days it would seem that my joy comes from helping others learn to express themselves in watercolor. Since mid winter, I have been teaching basic watercolor classes at the Waterford Halfmoon Senior Center. It is quite surprising how students advance when they are interested. Margaret said that she couldn’t paint. This was her first larger work and only the fourth watercolor. With a little guidance, she has completed this vibrant painting.Five students arrived at 2pm to continue work on their “The sky’s the limit” painting which was structured to have them paint sky and water very casually. They picked from provided photocolor copies of various land and sea. Gary liked the simplicity of grasses and dunes and only his third watercolor.Connie had taken a course with me during a convention. She was new to this methodology and had to sketch this time. Her process is structured and patient. She learned through this painting what layering of color is all about. As she practiced, she relaxed. She’s using several watercolor tools (pencil, pen, and 0000 brushes for her grasses) and a bit of white gouache for the froth on the waves.Next friday will be the completion of this session. All plan on framing their paintings. I’m very proud of them!