In May I will be taking a water color workshop from John Salminen, one of the best watercolorists in the world in my opinion. He will be in Utah May 5 through the 9th and will be demonstrating for the Utah Watercolor Society on Tuesday, May 6. If you get a chance, go see him in action. Anyway. I spent much of my weekend sitting in front of the television watching General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In that time I listened to talks and painted. One day with my mother in her assisted living home, another day in my home. One of the speakers was Henry B. Eyring. Many do not know that he is a watercolorist. In his book, "I Will Lead You Along," he is quoted as saying, "When you get a watercolor working right, the feeling of illumination is like a deeply spiritual thing." So what does this have to do with John Salminen? I'm hoping that going to his workshop will help me feel more like I am "getting it right!" My attempts to paint this weekend were weak. I know some of the problems right away. I didn't have the right equipment or paints with me. The paper was crummy. I wasn't concentrating deeply. I got frustrated and tired. Not a good recipe for "getting it right!"