I was helping a young student with her drawing idea of a snake ... not too many people like snakes.
Luckily for her, I do like them and know a bit about them. We have a "discussion" going on about their nostrils.
The plan was to surround her snake with waterlilies and lily pads. I was helping her with that part of the drawing.(on another piece of paper .. of course!)
This brought back memories of painting them years ago and I sorted through the brain cells later in the day to share this lesson with one of my watercolor students.
Our goal has been to get transparent dark values and this lesson helps.
Oh, the snake project will be finished next week, perhaps I will post it.