I have been working on the step-by-step watercolour painting today, and have taken pictures at all stages. It is going well, but I need to wait for daylight to continue. I hope to have it up for you tomorrow - Brisbane time.
Watch this space!
In the meantime, while doing a little research about gum arabic this afternoon, I came across this great Watercolour site: Ask Susie - Watercolor Q & A. where you can post questions about watercolour painting. She also has some other blogs - take a look!
I was also reading about an artist who uses gum arabic for glazing with watercolour, and found his site. Click on this link: Eric Christensen - to see the brilliant colours he gets with water paints. I was fascinated to see that he seems to have found himself a niche market painting wine!!
Off the topic of watercolour, but a good read, look at Coach Yourself through the difficulty of Creating, by Cynthia Morris - some excellent advice.