Here are two recent watercolors on 9x12 inch 140 lb. CP paper from Strathmore 400 series. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this paper behaves for the price. I will definitely be using it more for sketches and practice.
For Valeria's portrait I added some whimsical elements based on reference photos from the PMP. The peacock's reference is also from PMP. In the peacock I used some watercolor pencils and some white gouache as well, so it's basically a mixed media piece.
Hope you like them!