So since starting this painting I have ruined it, done a second version, ruined that, moved house, put the unfinished third version into storage and...forgotten about it, for a while.
Finally dug it out of storage again and got to work on the figure.
What big thighs you have, Little Mermaid. :)
The background is watercolour doused in Quink and bleach, the figure was painted mostly with leftover tea and a touch or two of Prang colour.