Soft, soothing, delightful to work with, watercolors are always a surprise to work with. Knowing your medium is very very important, and if you know watercolors you have to know their element of independence, the surprise flow, drip, and merging of colors that they do all on there own, despite the artist's effort to control them. My mother used to say when I was very young "Watercolors are the hardest of all mediums because there is no way of covering your mistakes" and boy was she right ! And there is no adding whites for highlights; Which means all your light has to be pre thought out and left behind while you continuously add beautiful transparent layers of color one after another. It is a wonderful adventure !