Just a quick study to try to use up some pastel paper samples I have...second time using it, and it is so toothy, I can't stand it. For instance, note the difference in the grain of the paper between this painting and the cat(above). I guess some pastel artists like when the paper grain is so rough, but I prefer a smoother surface. The great thing about the Wallis paper is despite having a finer texture, it holds lots of layers. Well, I have a bunch more of this sample paper to use up...but I have a feeling it will be three strikes for the the new Richeson paper, and back to Wallis. Loved doing the peeled orange subject, though...it may not be original, but it sure was fun.