Practice, practice, practice and patience - I so love the loose light watercolors often depicted, and I tend to over work and over fuss and over detail a sketch to achieve the look. Inspired by Ronell's encouragement (africantapestry) I gave this a try.
Not to bad, not quite as loose as I would have liked BUT, I did save my whites, I did keep the greens simple and unfussy and I did force myself to wait for portions to dry before proceeding and I did find I need a transparent yellow (I do not have one?)
So I need more practice, but maybe, just maybe I will learn to achieve what I love so.
Fabriano extra white paper and watercolor