While surfing around online, I came across a book that I knew that I must have. "Paint Watercolors that Dance With Light" by Elizabeth Kincaid soon became the most important book in my how-to-paint library. The realism and glowing colors and dramatic lighting caught my breath, and this had to be how I would paint.
It has long been known by artists that:
The great masters became great masters by copying great masters.
Therefore, to learn for myself, I would need to copy some of this artist's paintings. I would dissect her work and learn from the unspoken details. I would learn by doing. This peach rose is from a painting by Elizabeth Kincaid.