You might notice that I have the area for painting masked off by tape.
This enables me to use the side portion as a test piece for the colours I mix and also to give me a white border, so that when the painting gets to the framers, they have an edge to work with. None of the painting will get "lost" when the work is mounted.
Watercolours have to be mounted and framed under glass so that they do not deteriorate in the elements.
Here I have painted the carpet, in a mix of ultramarine and crimson to make a beautiful lavender background .