It may seem ironic that on a crappy afternoon (weatherwise) of cold, pouring rain, I got my watercolours out, the better to practice what my teacher has been showing me. Thankfully there's a patch of metaphorical sunshine piercing the sodden, dishwater-grey skies, because my friend and talented artist Richard Sheppard has been helpful, as ever, with his supportive comment and advice. You'll find some of his captivating drawing style and inviting books at http://www.theartistontheroad.com/
For the technically minded, neither Richard nor I are enamoured of the greens available to us. I'm a novice. He's a master. But colour is colour, and we just don't like some of it. So you should be able to guess what I'll be asking teacher later this week.
The professional writers among you will have noticed sentences beginning with the conjunction "but". Historically this has been decided by some grammatical pedants as sinful. But who really cares? And if you do, you'll have liked my Oxford comma, won't you? Or Harvard comma, if you're American.