"I started painting on my own in May 2020 and later joined Maria's Patreon page in July 2020.
I learned so much in such a short time once I started following maria's tutorials and classes.
I learned that watercolor painting is about layers and not to expect the painting to look complete
until you get to the final layers when everything comes alive . I learned the importance of preserving the light
and to not be afraid to mess things up . I learned that the paper can take a lot of water and a lot of paint which helped in reducing
the "fear factor" of it all .
My favorite and best paintings are ones i wanted to give up on and trash in the bin but
i kept on adding layers and eventually they turned out to be fantastic paintings. I Also tried a few portraits and was pleasantly surprised .
Watercolor painting is a process and you have to not expect an instant masterpiece with one layer.
Maria's voiceover tutorials ,techniques, strokes, guidance, tips and encouragement have all been
key to my advancement, confidence, and love of watercolor painting."