Back to practicing with birds and backgrounds in my Moleskine. This one started with a pale, wimpy background, and the next layer didn't work, so I started to play with dabs of paint. Then I added more washes. What a mess. At first I hated this one, but now I don't hate it ... don't love it either.
For this one I switched to regular, 140# watercolor paper instead of the Moleskine. It was nice in that the paper held the dampness better. I need to work with regular paper more if I'm ever going to learn to watercolor well.