I took this dreaded watercolor painting and finished it with my cherished colored pencils. It feels more like home. I got the effect I was looking for with the layers of color. I will try the watercolors again, next time I'll use watercolor paper. I think the Bristol doesn't partner well with the watercolors.
A special thanks to my blog friends who sent notes of encouragement:
and, Beth, http://bethniquetteart.blogspot.com/
It's always nice to know we are not alone in our art struggles.