Originally Posted by plt8769
Hi, thanks for the reply. The paper I'm using is a fine sanded paper called Pastemat from the French store Clairefontaine. It perfectly fits for this type of work.
Your painting is looking great! I also like this paper for using pastel pencils and hard pastels. It doesn't work well for me with soft pastels, which for my style requires a sanded paper like 320-400 grit UArt or Pastel Premier.
Technically Pastelmat is not a sanded paper as it has no sandpaper type grit on it. If I am recalling correctly the smooth tooth is created with cellulose fibers. They sure did come up with a great surface regardless of how it was done.