The very first question, of course, is why someone chooses the watercolor as the medium of choice among a ripple of other techniques that are far more philanthropic and easier to learn and manipulate. Maybe it is just a fad, as before the silk painting or acrylic? If so, I would not touch it, because the frustration threshold is very low when painting with watercolors.
Such targeted questions can only be based on your own experience and not generalize. Ergo, I have also explained my ideas to her.
The basis of all painting is and remains for me as an alternative drawing, whether as a sketch or as a preliminary drawing for the image to be produced. However, drawing presupposes, in turn, to occupy oneself intensively with an object, which I call “seeing” and even before drawing.
Without visual ability also no drawing. Only when I can bring the object to be painted on the paper in my sleep, I have fully understood it and will have with the color implementation as good as no problem with it. This applies, as already mentioned, not only for the medium of watercolor, but for all painting techniques.
When painting with watercolors is added to aggravating that I have virtually no correction options, unlike other techniques. That is why the mastery of seeing and drawing in advance is so eminently important. Here, the image structure, the later appearance of the image and the technical design is born in the head and not only during the painting process piece by piece and processed.
The constant, obtrusive imagery of television and magazines has left our visual properties atrophy. We rely too much on what we have to offer, instead of having to look after ourselves again. This problem can be seen daily in art forums and elsewhere when showing pictures that have been painted somewhere. As praiseworthy as it is to have role models, it is so damaging for one’s personal advancement. One has the feeling that or the person has never set himself apart with what she painted there.
Perspective is just a stimulus word, then implementation of forms, proportions, spatial arrangement and many other important things are apparently Bohemian villages.