I've decided the coloration of the koi, but instead of painting it directly on, I'm making it easier on myself by painting the background color first and then adding the markings after the white is dry, as well as fleshing out other details throughout the image.
The waterlily I painted more quickly this time than in my other paintings, which is a huge relief! Usually, it's what gives me the most trouble. I love painting flowers with watercolor, but I find it difficult with oil paint sticks and my fingers.
Right, so it's time for bed for me now.