Tried another something new here. The texture underneath (which is much more pronounced in real life) was made by accident. I was mounting a sheet of watercolor paper on a hardboard panel with extra heavy gel medium. It didn't quite work as I wanted it to, so I ended up taking the paper off and mounting a new sheet with regular consistency gel (which worked just fine). The leftovers of the extra heavy gel on the first sheet created interesting texture, so I saved the paper for later experimentation :)
I missed another day of 30x30 yesterday :/. I kind of expected to not always be able to do daily painting but it makes me sad when I'm busy with "life" and can't paint :(.