I got a new water color paint set. Turns out I like painting enough and I was encouraged by a friend with a generous gift of brushes and a marine life water color book. The same friend also clued me in to making a paint key/legend. Well, first I made a poor design decision on how to structure the key and then failed to follow the design (further indicating poor design). I also had to reconcile my desire for perfection with lack of a ruler, lack of patience, and lack of necessity for the outcome to be perfect. So what I intended to be a relaxing afternoon activity turned out to be a bit frustrating. BUT, I’m glad I persevered and now I have this legend to guide me on what colors to pick when I paint. Now that it’s done, it looks pretty to me, not surprising that I also love opera warming up cacophonous sound.

4x6 grid of water color swatches with the color drawn across and the name of the color written above in black ink.
Watercolor swatch