This was painted with the help of "Watercolors for Dummies." The scale and colors are a little off, but I don't think it turned out too horrible.
This is just a random one. The splotchy background is the result of salt sprinkled over the picture when it was still a little wet.
And this one is the result of wondering if I could paint a fall leaf. I think I did a decent job - especially since I haven't seen a leaf like this in a while (One of the downsides of living in the SW). Thank goodness there are plenty of reference pictures online... which is where I also came across the quote!