I'm finally getting a chance to 'play' with my watercolor assignments. I've done two washes - flat and graded - on Fabriano 140# cold process -- seemed to do very well! The tree was done on a graded wash on hot pressed paper -- MUCH more difficult. (Tree painted with Micron brush). The flowers were created after a few varigated washes. I sketched the flower based on the shape of the wash. FUN!