I found this painting particularly difficult to get an accurate scan of for some reason, so I am posting a picture of it from my camera.... this is a pretty good likeness to the actual colours of the bird and of the paper. The Kahdi paper has some absolutely wonderful texture to it... but that also makes is somewhat tricky to paint on. Wet-on-wet washes, if done too many times, mucks up the texture so I had to be extra careful not too do too many. Which is OK since the texture makes for some wonder dry brush textures.
A quick little update tonight... almost finished the bird and working on the wood stick he is sitting on. I'm having some difficulties with my scanner getting a good picture of the painting so the colours may be off a little below.
Trying some new paper again today, this one isn't as bright white as the last paper I tried, but... it is a nice paper to work with. It has a bit more of a pronounced texture though I think that adds to the character. I tried it many years ago when I was first playing seriously with watercolours but was never able to find it available in Canada after that. I was hoping to try some Twinrocker paper, but haven't been able to find a distributor who ships to Canada.
I've finally finished this one... well, unless I see any little detail that I need to tweak. I'm happy with the subtle detail, but it is that subtle detail that made it very difficult to photograph and scan. I'll try again tomorrow with better light.