Hello to all you other artists and inspiring artists. I am a totally self taught artist and enjoy that freedom very much . Having a set of rules to follow is not very inspiring for me I personally like the freedom of going with the flow and how sometimes what looks like or seems to be a mishap isn’t that at all. So I prefer to go with the flow when possible especially with watercolor or more fluid acrylic paints. I like mixing my own colors on the paper and watching to see how they intermingle together and then just go with the flow of that theme. I’ve also noticed that mixing your colors on the paper and allowing the colors to flow on their own gives a more natural shading effect in the majority of cases.