It was over 20 years ago when I made my first foray into watercolors. While on a trip to England I decided to switch my medium over from pastels to watercolors. I had become comfortable using pastels and felt I needed a challenge and a change of medium. I thought watercolors would be handy for a traveling man and I bought a small set. Not really sure how to get started I decided a limited palette would be best. For my first attempt at watercolors chose to use my Chinese set that only had black and orange. I walked around the town of Runcorn in Cheshire looking for a suitable subject matter and chose the ruins of Halton Castle high upon the hill with the church spiral from the old church next to it sticking up into the sky. Many years and watercolors later I once again find myself in front of the ruins of Halton Castle. I approached it close up this time and did a sketch in ink of part of it on watercolor paper. When I went to paint it later that day I had plenty of options in what colors I would used. It was only later that I realized I had used very similar colors to the one I had done way back when. What goes around, comes around.