Having just gotten a new scanner I decided to have a look at my old watercolor paintings. Without much of a struggle I found 4 really old ones that I liked.
This one is my very first. Painted in 1980, at the age of 9:
In 1984 I went through a stage of being fascinated by ships and the sea, and I painted these 3 (and more):
Having looked at these old paintings, I find them rather good. Interesting use of colors and I actually like the stroke. They are by no means perfect, but I am actually considering going down to the craft store and picking up some watercolors again.