I did these paintings in watercolor a little white ago and thought they were good. I entered them into two different shows but the didn't get in either. I know that doesn't mean they are bad paintings but sometimes I wonder what is a good painting and what isn't. In the top one I made the doodling look exactly like crayon. I was so proud of myself but now I try to look at these with a more critical eye but I'm still not sure what is working with them and what isn't. As I write this a little voice in my head says when it doubt, it's value. So maybe that's it. Not enough contrast in the paintings. But where does "high key" paintings come into play? Oh so much to think about. Fortunately whether it works or not, painting brings me a joy that I find hard to describe.