Taking tips and compositions from Watercolour Landscapes by Richard Taylor, I painted this without removing the paper. Not as easy as I imagined, but then again not as hard either. I guess it is one of those things you have to get used to. In fact, I think it slowed me down – which can be a good thing.
Taylor has two other books (perhaps more?): Townscapes in Watercolour and The Watercolourist’s Guide to Painting Buildings, both equally good and full of projects and instructions that make you want to paint. I tried another, and while I’m moderately happy with the results, even after five tries, I couldn’t get my scanner to focus on both pages so the top page stayed blurry. Taking a photo was out of the question as well because I couldn’t get it to lay flat.
So use your imagination.