First water color portrait

First water color portrait - student project

This is my first attempt at watercolor. I’m quite happy with the way it turned out, but I do think I can work more on building color—I go in heavy handed for sure. Rookie mistake. Any advice on this would be great—I found if I add more water it sits on the paper [I’m using ninety lb, maybe I need to move to a thicker paper?] Excited to move on to class two.