Have you ever decided to learn something new and was overwhelmed with not only learning the ins and outs, but the practice time was also overwhelming. That's how I feel about learning watercolor painting. I know how to paint, I've done it all my life, but switch mediums and I feel like a fish out of water. (Excuse the Pun.) I originally drew this boney carp in one of my art journals, but decided to use it for a practice piece. I don't usually do whimsical, but I did have fun with this. Did I learn anything? Yes, I did. I learned that watercolor painting is all about going with the flow-the flow of the water that is. I learned so much I won't bore anyone by listing the lessons learned. But, not only did I learn a lot about this medium, I enjoyed it. I've got several other paintings that I am practicing. Some I've done 2-3 times already and each time I redo one, I learn something else. Each one allows me to edit and perfect my control, my patience and my enjoyment.
Are there really 23,978 bones in a carp? Probably not. I added the numbers and word for fun and drama.