you should buy a cheap little water colour box, draw a simple still life and paint it. The first time, paint it all in one colour like a tone drawing. The next one add a little colour wash. I think you would surprise yourself. You would be a little out of your comfort zone. But then again, you don't have to show anyone.
i tried when i was younger...like 10 years ago( God time goes fast!) some watercolor and some tempera...i'm not that bad with colours...but i think i'm also too demanding of myself and wish all my works to come out perfect...which is bad,but i downloaded a couple of tutorials with painting and i hope to start someday soon
Glad to hear you will give it another try. As artist we are always more critical than those that admire our work. I throw out about twenty five percent of every thing I paint or draw. Perfection is what we strive for, we settle for far less.