"English Village" by Miriam McClung, 2000. Pastel on paper. 19.75" x 25.5".

Art Materials: On Paper

I have been asked what type of paper I use for pastels. Over the years I’ve tried many different types of paper but these are the ones I keep coming back to:

  • Canson colored sheets
  • Canson and Strathmore roll of grey and brown paper
  • Wallace paper in rolls for large works and a German brand too of sanded paper in rolls
  • Art Spectrum sanded paper
  • Masonite or plyboard or Luan Plyboard
  • Ampersand paper in sand color
  • Ampersand paper in sand color
  • Lots of drawing paper small works