Stories Behind the Art My relationship with watercolor has been complicated. I have run at it at least a half dozen times and always walk away, slightly disappointed. For me, it's about control and the willingness to give it over to the water and the paper. I have struggled so much since most of my work is graphite and ink and they allow me to achieve the level of detail and texture I desire. So I decided to try again and it ends up, and I am pretty happy with the results.