hen I first started using watercolor it wasn't really being taught in the school I was going to. I really liked watercolor because it made me be looser than I really am. I appreciated that it pushed me to be quicker than is my nature but it can be controlled if that is what is required.
I love the luminosity of the paper through the paint. I always find watercolor to have a freshness about it. I never mastered oils or acrylics. The paintings I did in either of those medium were always stiff and never really had the life I am able to get in a watercolor.