Monarch Watercolor Painting Started

I finally started this Monarch Butterfly along with my Cardinal last night, I started these while I was out painting at my friend Jocelyn’s house, so I could only get pictures of what I had done when I got home. I am using Arches 140lb CP paper, I have used this many times it used to be my paper of choice. I think I got a bad batch of paper or at east a bad piece, it seems way too soft almost as if all the sizing if off. Hopefully I can work with it and wont have to start these 2 paintings over.