The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
I used the greater part of yesterday attempting to learn to Water Color paint I looked at instructional videos, and read articles. I looked at some pictures as well.
What I learned from watching, and learning, is that there isn't just one technique. I learned that unlike some other forms of art, patience is essential. The big picture must be taken into account. I learned to go slow, and draw out my plan. I now know to look in the shadows, see the white spaces.
My painting isn't finished yet, but it coming along. It is only my first attempt.