I have dabbled with watercolor in the past, with not much success. I decided to take a class for several reasons. Being part of a class keeps me on track. As an artist, I know there are no rules, but it is nice to have a good foundation and have someone guide you with the basics. In a classroom, you have the chance to meet other people with the same interests and that is always fun. I also find that I learn from other students as well as the teacher as to what works for different people and I love to see the wide range of art supplies that people use. My husband will attest to the fact that I am hopelessly in love with new art supplies.: ) Also, working primarily in graphite now, I have had a growing desire to add color to my work. So, I am taking a class at the Upstairs Gallery with Margie Wittington. I am in good hands. Margie is a wonderful teacher. I am a little shy about posting my first paintings, but I am doing that at the request of my sisters who follow my blog to see what I am up to.