Last year, I was fortunate to meet so many different people through my love of painting. One such person has the most beautiful marionette dolls I've ever seen, and on two occasions now she's asked me to paint small portraits of her dolls.
This will be trimmed to ACEO size, however I like the lost edges in the original version so I thought I'd post what it looks like before I do any cropping.
Note the puddle of color at the top left? That's where I blot my brush, or test out colors. Usually I have a scrap piece of watercolor paper handy beside me for just such a purpose, but when there is excess paper on the painting itself, it makes a perfect spot - the paper and texture is identical to the paper so I can see exactly how it will react.