I decided to try a watercolor demo from my recent copy of Leisure Painter...Sunlight on White by Annelise Pio. I used different colours than suggested and added a little bit more detail. Overall I'm please with the way this small watercolor came out. I used Lama Li watercolor paper, Daniel Smith watercolors, and did the line drawing using a HB pencil. Now to go through my photo's to find a magnolia to paint incorporating suggestions from the article in Leisure Painter.
I really like the watercolor paper, but don't like the graininess that I get when I scan the painting. I'll have to keep on tweaking my scanning process to get better results.