After graduation I entered many street shows in an attempt to sell paintings and get established as a fine artist. These paintings are from that "era".
She also asked why I had painted on the back side of the painting.
If you work in watercolor you know how expensive watercolor paper is. In class we were required to complete a watercolor painting every day. I quickly learned that good watercolor paper was worth the cost because you could paint on both sides.
You may want to look through your older works–you may find a gem in the rubble. If not, you will definitely look at your work differently. You'll find that your tastes haven't changed, but that you have grown through knowledge and experience...and a lot of watercolor paper.
In my first watercolor class with Mr. Shapiro, we were told to select a black and white photograph from a box of photographs and paint it in color.
This 45 year old watercolor is that very first painting.