Most Tuesday evenings, I participate in a Tuesday night still-life group that meets online. This week we had a bowl with deep murky colors, a white table cloth and lots of fruit.
I used a large full sheet of Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, which a friend had recently given me. Within minutes of beginning to paint, this new paper captivated me. It has a gritty primer and is responsive to both gouache and pastel. The primer comes in different shades; this one is a mid-value violet. I put the paper to the test, so parts have multiple thick layers of paint while others have only a light wash. I did a lot of overpainting and lifting, and I am impressed with how strong the paper is. I ordered some more sheets and look forward to learning how to use it well.