Why is it that some paintings seem to paint themselves, while others cause complete exasperation? "Tarragon Vinegar and Pepper" is such a painting. It was started as a demonstration in my watercolor class and almost finished up that evening. Only a few strokes were added later. Having such an experience causes you to think that you might finally have a grasp on the magic of painting. Alas and alack.....one painting later and you wonder if you really are a painter, or perhaps an imposter. I muck around trying to solve the visual puzzles with little relief. Nothing pleases me. What a roller coaster ride!