'Purple Haze' 5x7 pastel
Today's painting was done on Diane Townsend Pastel paper. I had bought some awhile ago and finally got a chance to try it. I really liked it. It's no wonder because I have been enjoying painting pastels over my monotypes on the Rives BFK paper. It also took a beautiful watercolor underpainting. Here is a description of the paper from the Dakota website:
The exquisite velvety surface of this coated sheet is produced on Rives BFK 100% cotton paper. A mixture of two grades of silica, methylcellulose, liquid adhesive, chalk, whiting and water is hand brushed on the paper. Several passes are made to achieve an incredibly smooth, even surface. The resulting surface is like very fine sandpaper. The coating is clear, with coloration coming from the BFK papers. The Townsend paper is completely archival and will handle light water base washes and also solvent base washes.