I had been looking a long time for a good instructor in watercolor painting. My wife Jane was also interested and she discovered Dorrie Rifkin’s watercolor classes. We immediately signed up. Before working with Dorrie we had not put brush to paper in several decades and we were very apprehensive to start. Dorrie gave us encouragement which helped get us right down to business. We learned about composition, color mixing and the application of light and dark values and many other intangible things. There was never a boring moment in any of her classes and we were always disappointed when it was time to leave. On a more personal note, Dorrie made me a better artist for having met her.