Here is a painting of Mia lying in front of the stove. It is an old design which we use to keep the house warm in winter and which we use to make pizza and tea. The first watercolour is on Saunders Waterford paper which is completely different from Arches which I normally use. It is almost like blotting paper and the colour fades radically as it dries. I find it almost impossible to soften edges and really easy to get ugly back-runs. Not my first choice at all. In fact I used it by mistake.
And here is the one I did on Arches which is nicer paper but I am not so wild about the painting – I will look again tomorrow.
Perspective is very important in this sort of work and it may be worth doing this again mre carefully.