Watercolor can be a powerful tool for helping us to understand the world around us. When we sit down to paint, we are forced to slow down and observe our surroundings in a more deliberate and intentional way. We notice the subtle interplay of light and shadow, the nuances of color, and the intricate details of the natural world. By capturing these details on paper, we deepen our understanding and appreciation of the world and develop a greater sense of connection to it.