When I signed for my watercolor class I had no clue, what to expect. what I found is a wonderful group of enthusiastic people, who love art. Our teacher Steve, gave me a little lecture on how to mix colors and friend Christina went shopping for supplies with me. She said, you need to buy the best stuff you can afford, a lot depends on your tools. Thank you, Christina. And here is my first watercolor, painted from a photograph Dave took in Venice. I loved the dreamy/misty feel of this picture taken on our short trip to Venice in March 2001.