I took a couple of the ink and watercolor works and revised them by
first, using sandpaper to get off some of the dark marks in ink (black) and china marker(red).
In both instances, the marks "bled" into the watercolor around, creating haloed effects I didn't like.
So I got out my white gesso, watered it down a lot and poured it over a pre-spritzed painting,
letting it roll around and settle a bit.
I like the more muted look of both of these now.
If you don't have white gesso, you can use white gouache over these to push some of the color and intensity back. I used white gesso because Alex Powers uses white gesso (80 to 20 ratio gesso to water) over his work to push things back and make lighter passages and I'd tried that before so I knew it worked. Plus, it's no longer a pure watercolor painting as soon as you put the markings on so adding an acrylic medium doesn't matter at this point.
I have one more watercolor and walnut ink painting drying and I'll share it tomorrow. Then maybe I'll go back to landscapes and other things of interest. More crows? Why not?!? ha ha