Frequently Asked Questions - paper

FAQs - paper

Arches 140 lb cold pressed watercolour paper is a staple in my studio. When paintings are larger, I like to go heavier with 300 lb to keep buckling to a minimum. I tape down the edges about 1/4" onto the paper on a large Masonite board. Some of my tiny miniatures are painted on 6" x6" Strathmore Artist Tiles.

For several years, I have used Canson Mi-Tientes paper and art boards I am currently experimenting with different surfaces for my pastels, looking for greater "tooth" to hold the pastel in place for more complex work. I will post my findings as I try the different surfaces out.