A quick watercolour of South Beach, Marco Island. This was completed in about 5 minutes and it was the first time I tried painting a ‘live’ subject. I was inspired to do so by a fantastic and supremely talented watercolourist named Lance Weisser of weisserwatercolours. I have commented back and forth on his works and have learned a lot from viewing his pieces and reading his responses on technique to not only my questions but the questions of others. I have to say that I was so much faster at choosing a colour and getting it right when the actual scene was before my eyes. Taking a photograph is great but capturing it with your eye and your brush somehow felt better and I believe I walked away with a piece that was more true to life. I hope you enjoy this first attempt at a live watercolour as much as I did! It was such an energizing experience! Try one yourself,and keep making art!